Storm The Hill
August 16, 2010
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Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are struggling, and what is Congress doing about it? They're going on vacation.
Our lawmakers have checked out for the summer, but the urgent issues facing vets remain. Military suicides are skyrocketing, unemployment is up, the VA disability backlog is at an all-time high, and the New GI Bill needs to be upgraded. And Washington is going on summer break.
But we're not. And Congress is going to find out just what that means when our Summer Storm hits Capitol Hill. Over the next few weeks, with your help, we're pushing hard for reform in three key areas, in three phases.
First, we're focused on upgrading the New GI Bill by asking Congress to support H.R. 5933. Once the GI Bill is squared away, we'll tackle the disability claims process. When that's done, we'll shift our focus towards getting jobs for vets.
It's going to take a lot of work, and we don't have a lot of time.
Watch this quick video and find out how a few minutes of your day will complete the first phase of the Summer Storm: upgrading the New GI Bill.
Watch the video here.
New vets are tired of campaign promises and yellow ribbons. We need politicians on Capitol Hill to take immediate action to truly support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Just five minutes of your time can make a huge difference. Click here to join the IAVA Summer Storm and help us make a real impact. And be sure to check back often to see the progress we make over the next few weeks.
Thanks for always having our back.
Deputy Executive Director
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)