Dec. 31: Last Chance for 2007 – Help VCS Fight Bush Veto of Wounded Warrior Bill
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Dear Friends of VCS:
For those of you who already donated this year, thank you very much for your support.
Today’s message is our last effort this year to raise money so Veterans for Common Sense can fight for our soldiers, our veterans, our national security, and our civil liberties.
We need you now more than ever because President George W. Bush announced he will veto the Defense Bill that contains our critical “Wounded Warrior” reforms that fix many of the problems that caused the terrible Walter Reed scandal.
VCS was the first group to raise the alarm in the press that a veto of the Defense Bill would block a much-needed pay raise for our service members fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
What do we plan to do with your donation? Here are our 2008 VCS policy goals assisting our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
What did we do in 2007? Please read about our major VCS accomplishments this past year. VCS fights hard and fights smart for news coverage and new laws to improve conditions for our veterans.
* VCS worked with Congress to improve and pass the “Wounded Warrior” bill, S 1606. VCS also testified twice before Congress about the needs of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
* VCS helped get VA $1.8 billion to hire thousands of doctors and claims processors so our veterans get faster healthcare and benefits. VCS also filed a class action law suit against VA to force them to promptly and properly assist veterans.
* VCS was interviewed by CBS Evening News to break the story about the suicide epidemic among our veterans. Congress then held hearings about this tragedy.
* VCS was interviewed by ABC News for the Bob Woodruff news special, “From Iraq and Back” in February and led the the eventual resignation of VA Secretary Jim Nicholson. VCS was interviewed again by ABC about the increased drug abuse among service members and veterans.
* Since our founding in 2002, VCS has posted more than 9,000 news articles and essays to our web site, educating hundreds of thousands of visitors and supporters.
Your donation may be doubled: A donor agreed to donate a matching $10,000 if our 12,000 VCS members contributed at least $10,000 by Dec. 31. So far we raised nearly $4,000. We need $6,000 more in contributions today to pay our bills for January 2008.
Again, I thank you for your calls to Congress, your interviews with reporters, and your generous contributions to us. VCS leads the way publicizing the critical issues you care about and then promoting common sense solutions because of supporters like you.
Veterans for Common Sense
VCS provides advocacy and publicity for issues related to veterans, national security, and civil liberties. VCS is registered with the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations to VCS are tax deductible. VCS does not provide direct services to veterans.
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