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Ahead of Secretary Shinseki Testimony, IAVA and POGO to Encourage VA Whistleblowers to Come Forward

What: In light of recent reports of poor care, falsified records and possible cover-ups, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) will announce a joint effort to protect whistleblowers who have information about wrongdoing within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

IAVA Chief Policy Officer Tom Tarantino will also address what post-9/11 veterans need to hear from Secretary Shinseki when he testifies later Thursday morning in front of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about the growing controversy.

Who: Tom Tarantino, Chief Policy Officer, IAVA

Danielle Brian, Executive Director, POGO

Post 9/11 veterans and supporters

When: Thursday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Where: The Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C.

The Mott House is just south of the Dirksen Senate Office Building – the site of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing – on Maryland Avenue, between First Street NE and Constitution Avenue. Find it on Google maps:

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