National Caregiver Support Call-In Day Tuesday, May 15
Ask the House to Support the VA MISSION Act
Congress is about to vote on a bill that would provide essential services to disabled pre-9/11 veterans. The full House of Representatives is expected to consider the "VA MISSION Act" on Wednesday, May 16. This legislation would expand the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Comprehensive Family Caregiver Program to veterans injured in service before September 11, 2001.
This bill would also consolidate and reform VA's community care programs, as well as provide for the realignment and modernization of VA's health care infrastructure.
We need to support #VAMISSIONACT and have Congress vote YES on this bill.
Call Your Representative
You can find your Representative and their office phone number by entering your zip code at this website: www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative, or you can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Representative. You can use our script to talk to the staffer you are connected with:
For Veterans/Caregivers/Family Members-
Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in Rep. [name] district. My address is [your address].
I am calling to urge Rep. [name] to vote YES on the VA MISSION Act.
As a veteran/caregiver/family member, this legislation would make needed changes by consolidating and reforming VA's community care programs, as well as providing for the realignment and modernization of VA's health care infrastructure. This bill would also expand VA's comprehensive caregiver program to provide eligibility for veterans injured before September 11, 2001, and offer enhanced support for their caregivers.
If Rep. [name] wants to help veterans and caregivers, there is no better way than to support this legislation.
Please tell Rep. [name] that this constituent wants him to vote YES on the VA MISSION Act.
You can also call your
Rep, say where you live, and that you want him or
her to vote YES on the VA MISSION Act. The vast
majority of staffers won't ask you any more
questions and if they do, you don't have to