Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 in Minnesota is working on SOVA, Save Our VA, A Veterans for Peace National Campaign in opposition to the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Below are actions to take to support the health of our nation’s veterans.

Veterans say NO to Privatization!

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.

 BUT…when Congress passed the 2014 Choice Act and then the 2018 MISSION Act, supposedly giving veterans more “choice” to access healthcare in the private-sector Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP), veterans end up getting care that is NOT veteran-focused or as competent in veteran health issues (such as PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, combat-related mental illness/suicidal behavior, Agent Orange-related diabetes/prostate cancer) as in the VHA healthcare system that 86% of veterans prefer and all major veteran service organizations support!

What can YOU as a concerned citizen and voter do about it?

Call your Congressional House Representative & Senators today at 202-224-3121

Tell your Representative the following:

“My name is (YOUR NAME), and I’m a constituent of yours (and also a veteran or veteran supporter).

I’m urging you to:

  • Co-sponsor and support House Bill H.R. 701 authored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D -AZ) calling for full funding and staffing of the VA;
  • Oppose the House Bill H.R. 3083, authored by Rep. Phil Roe (R -TN) that would accelerate the work of the MISSION Act’s A.I.R. Commission created to shut down some VA facilities when more facilities are needed, especially in rural areas of the nation!

I appreciate your attention to the health of our nation’s veterans and ask you to reply to my concerns.”

Tell your Senator the following:

“My name is (YOUR NAME), and I’m a constituent of yours (and also a veteran or veteran supporter).

I’m urging you to:

  • Co-sponsor and support Senate Bill S-853, authored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Mike Rounds (R- SD) that would eliminate the A.I.R. Commission.

I appreciate your attention to the health of our nation’s veterans and ask you to reply to my concerns.”

To Learn more …

  • For information on the Save Our VA (SOVA) Action Campaign – Minnesota, or to volunteer, or to schedule a SOVA speaker for your group, please contact us at SOVAMINN@GMAIL.COM
  • Go to the Veteran Healthcare Policy Institute to sign up for more on this issue at: org
  • To see what’s happening around the nation with other Save Our VA committees, go to: https://saveourva.org/
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By Published On: March 21st, 20202 Comments

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  1. centralmnbiblebelt March 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    No voice mailbox set up so I called staff in Willmar MN and left the message! Also called his main MN WEBSITES PHONE

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