Priorities from IAVA's 2010 Legislative Agenda
Modernize the outdated disability claims process
Reduce veteran unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
Eliminate the stigma associated with mental health care
Eliminate homelessness among new veterans
Improve the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Improve care and benefits for female veterans
Increase support for the caregivers of wounded warrior
Support Repeal of DADT
IAVA was the first and only veteran service organization to stand up for the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell.' As a provision to repeal DADT came to vote, IAVA served as an informed voice for Congress, the Administration and the Department of Defense (DoD), ensuring that veterans voices were part of the conversation. Our involvement provided the issue much-needed support at a time when many officials had resigned themselves to the failure of the repeal effort.
Storm the Hill
In 2010, more than two dozen IAVA Member Veterans made their way to Washington, DC despite record snowfalls. IAVA veterans held 65 private meetings with congressional offices to advocate for IAVA's 2010 Legislative Agenda.
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