Dec 9, VCS Update: Share Your Vision of Change with President-Elect Obama

Our New VA Secretary, Shaping Our Veterans’ Future, and VCS on Counterspin.

Veterans for Common Sense is pleased that President-elect Barack Obama chose General Shinseki as VA Secretary.  VCS told reporters that in February 2003, General Eric Shinseki honestly and correctly assessed our nation’s military needs before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. This same level of candor and honesty will serve President-elect Obama well so he can quickly and accurately identify VA’s many challenges and then implement responsible solutions that take into consideration our veterans’ needs and concerns.

VCS will continue to lend our expertise and speak out about crucial changes to VA that will benefit our veterans. Please take a moment to set up a monthly contribution and support our efforts today.

VCS is very excited to announce a window of opportunity to let the executive branch decision makers know about our views on important issues like torture, domestic spying, veterans’ healthcare, and the Iraq War fiasco.

Here’s how this works. You can share your views directly with President-Elect Barack Obama. So please take a moment to visit each of the links below. When you are at the web site, click on the “Submit Your Ideas” box to share your ideas.

Restoring Our Civil Liberties: Send your ideas about ending domestic surveilance and ending torture to the incoming Obama Administration. Tell them torture is wrong and illegal, domestic surveilance is unconstitutional, and Guantanamo Bay must close. We also want to restore Habeus Corpus.

Ending Iraq War Fiasco: Send your ideas about ending the war in Iraq. Give your feedback about national security, troop withdrawal, diplomacy, and rebuilding Iraq.

Veterans: We want you to send your feedback to President-Elect Obama about all of our veterans. We care about improving access to prompt and high-quality healthcare, eliminating the claims backlog, hiring new, pro-veteran VA leaders, and ending the stigma against veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

Help VCS Spread the Word: Remember, Veterans for Common Sense is only as strong as our members. Ask your friends to join VCS so we can reach 14,000 members by December 31. Please give a gift to veterans today, and make a year end tax-deductible contribution to VCS.

VCS on the Air: Veterans for Common Sense was featured on Counterspin, the news broadcast by FAIR. Download Counterspin and listen to me discuss Gulf War Illness and the need for more research to understand the illnesses, research for treatment, and investigating the handful of VA employees who blocked efforts to assist our veterans.

Looking Foward to 2009: In January, once the new Congress is seated, we will begin urging our members to ask Congress to finish the great work they started in 2007 fixing VA.  We need your help to make that happen! Please give to Veterans for Common Sense today so we can keep working hard for our veterans!

Thank you,

Paul Sullivan
Executive Director
Veterans for Common Sense

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