Advisory: Military Groups to Call for End to Government Shutdown

Advisory: Military Groups to Call for End to Government Shutdown

CONTACT: Carlisle Williams (212) 982-9699 or press@iava.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/iava

Advisory: Military Groups to Call for End to Government Shutdown

Tuesday at World War Two Memorial

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2013) – The Military Coalition, a coalition of 33 of the leading veterans and uniformed services organizations that represent more than 5.5 million members, are coming together with other leading veterans organizations at the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning to demand an end to the government shutdown.  The shutdown has been devastating for the nation’s military readiness and for the veterans, servicemembers, families and survivors in the uniformed services community.

Veterans who receive disability and GI Bill benefits and survivors who rely on survivor benefits don’t know if they’ll get their next check. National Guard and Reserve monthly training has been cancelled, affecting critical troop readiness and pay. Many services that military families count on daily are suspended. Veterans make up 27 percent of the federal workforce and don’t know when they will get to go back to work. The 435,000 veterans in the VA disability claims backlog have to wait even longer.

WHO: Speakers include leaders from the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the National Military Family Association, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15th at 10 a.m. EDT

WHERE: World War II Memorial (17th Street SW)

Veterans who want to join IAVA at the event can RSVP here: http://bit.ly/GVGO1E

Note to media: Please RSVP by emailing press@iava.org or calling 212-982-9699 if you would like to attend.

# # #


SEO Powered By SEOPressor
Skip to toolbar