Hey, these guys, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America have been successful getting stuff done for vets, like the new GI Bill, back pay for stop-loss vets, and so on, in the Legislative Branch. They need our support for that.
The deal is that the Department of Veterans Affairs is making things happen on the Executive Branch side, and they need our support for that.
Despite the recent blizzard in Washington, the IAVA team got lots done, 65 meetings, 28 vets, and you can check the recap here.
I hear from them that they sat with over 60 Congressional offices, and many Representatives agreed – on the spot – to support their #1 legislative priority for 2010: disability claims reform.
And Montana Senator Max Baucus announced immediately after meeting with IAVA that he is introducing a veterans' jobs bill – directly from their Legislative Agenda.