National Veteran Advocates to Host ‘Pass the PACT ACT Rally DC’ on Memorial Day Weekend With Jon Stewart
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 26, 2022
Washington, D.C. – This Memorial Day Weekend, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) joins other veteran advocates, including Jon Stewart, to hold the “Pass The PACT Act Rally DC” and press event at the widely-attended “Rolling to Remember” demonstration.
This event will highlight the unanimous support from the veteran and family organizations, demonstrated by an urgent call from 65 organizations for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. It has already passed the House.
The bill will finally establish VA healthcare and disability benefits for those who have suffered military toxic exposures while deployed and will set a new framework for establishing presumptive illnesses in the future.
|WHO:||IAVA, along with several veteran advocates, including Jon Stewart, host of The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+.|
|Additional speakers will include representatives from AMVETS, VFW, DAV, MOAA, ROA, VVA, Wounded Warrior Project, Fealgood Foundation, and Burn Pits 360.|
|WHAT:||“Pass The PACT Act Rally DC” gathering and press event to highlight the urgent need for the Senate to pass the Honoring our PACT Act.|
|WHEN:||Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT|
|WHERE:||RFK Stadium Fairgrounds Stage|
2400 East Capitol St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20003
|NOTE:||This event will be live-streamed. Stay up to date by joining our Facebook group here.|
Last year, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021, or Honoring our PACT Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to conclusively address toxic exposure as a cost of war. This critical bipartisan legislation has the support of 65 Veterans Service Organizations. In March, the Honoring our PACT Act passed in the House with a broad bipartisan vote and moved on to the U.S. Senate.
IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at quickreactionforce.org or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at iava.org/membership.