Tag Archives: VCS Editorials

VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

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VCS Special Commentary: Closer Look at Veteran Unemployment

 By Christopher Miller LLB(HONS) VCS Advocate and Truman National Security Fellow                Unemployment among veterans remains above the national average by many measures, sometimes doubling or tripling it in certain categories. The fact that veterans are struggling … Continue reading

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Veterans Struggle. America Must Do More.–VCS Special Commentary

A Special Commentary By VCS Advocate and Truman Fellow Christopher Miller Despite a decade of discussion and advocacy, testimonials by politicians, and t-shirts and bumper stickers displayed everywhere, American veterans continue to struggle and pay for their sacrifice on behalf … Continue reading

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VCS Supports Senator Webb’s Military and Veterans Education Reform Act of 2012

  Below is the text of an official letter of support from Veterans for Common Sense in support of  important legislation designed to ensure our military recieve a quality education. Please tell your elected officials to support this reform — … Continue reading

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Latest Email Update

Below is the text of the latest email update shared by VCS with our members. As we enter our second decade, we think it is important to reflect and remind people who we are and what we have done. Especially … Continue reading

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Good News for Veterans in the FY 2013 Budget–VCS Supports VA Budget as three steps in the right direction

Below is a copy of email sent to members by our ED. This week the Department of Veterans Affairs released its Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, a request of 140.3 billion. The highlights are as follows: The $140.3 billion for … Continue reading

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Use caution with online college selection

Originally published by VCS AD for Advocacy BENJAMIN KRAUSE on JULY 16, 2010   Few disabled veterans would argue that name brand recognition for colleges like Stanford and Harvard does not raise an eyebrow when reading a resume. Why? Because these elite … Continue reading

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VCS’s Statement on Jon Huntsman’s Plan to Tax Combat Pay.

Ambassador Huntsman claims to love America as all politicians are want to do  but he has just blatantly disrespected our military and veteran’s decade of sacrifice with his recent economic proposal. Read about the proposal http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/08/31/309249/huntsman-taxes-rich/. Military Service members have for … Continue reading

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VCS Vows to Win Landmark Court Case for Veterans

Veterans for Common Sense responds to new development in landmark case November 17, 2011, Washington, DC – There is an important new development in our landmark case against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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