This May, our annual advocacy event on Capitol Hill will once again take place almost entirely virtually. But as this past year has proven, our membership’s unified voice is as strong and impactful as ever.
This year, we are calling our event Advocacy in Action, and we’re hoping you will join us and act on behalf of tens of thousands of servicemembers, veterans, military families, and survivors.
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Here are our three Advocacy in Action topics:
- Comprehensive toxic exposure reform. Our country is still grappling to recognize and treat the long-term effects of Agent Orange on our Vietnam veterans, while service-connected illnesses from the Gulf War and Iraq and Afghanistan become ever more apparent. (Read More | Contact Your Lawmakers)
- TRICARE Young Adult coverage parity. Military kids are not transitioning to adulthood with the same health care protections as civilian families who have commercial plans — a situation worsened in the state of a pandemic. (Read More | Contact Your Lawmakers)
- Basic Needs Allowance. This would establish a subsistence allowance for servicemembers and their families living near the poverty line. This is even more important in the pandemic environment when many military spouses are out of work. (Read More | Contact Your Lawmakers)
Our board, chapter leaders, and staff have already begun the work to conduct virtual engagements with every congressional office on the Hill. But we need your engagement on these topics, which are described in detail at MOAA.org/AiA.
Stay up to date and visit the site throughout our advocacy drive, which runs through May. Please remember our entire Government Relations staff, along with The Military Coalition and other partners, continues to work MOAA’s other legislative priorities throughout the year.
You can track developments through The MOAA Newsletter via email. This will keep you informed of the latest news and let you know when it’s critical to take action. Please keep an eye on your inbox for updates. If you are not yet receiving the weekly newsletter, please visit MOAA.org/newsletter to sign up.
Your actions alongside ours at MOAA headquarters will help bring positive changes for all those serving and those who have served.
Please join us for Advocacy in Action — you make a difference.
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