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Statement by Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig on Veterans Role in the Fight for Voting Rights

Veterans have defended our rights and freedoms across the

In response to Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will

Yesterday, the Union Veterans Council sent the following letter to House and Senate leadership, copying all Senate and Member offices. The Trump administration has a rich history of saying one thing and doing another and America's veterans rely on the Postal Service for a variety of needs, including the ability to vote. Congress must act quickly to hold them accountable.

Once again, veterans have been left out of the conversation and stand to pay the consequences.  President Trump’s rash decision to defund the United States Postal System to fit a political agenda is disgraceful.  Veterans count on the USPS for a multitude of reasons and to sabotage it is an infringement of their rights in many ways.

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For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020
 
Contact: Will Attig
(202) 251-6773
 
Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig: House NDAA will help support transitioning service members and their families
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.


UNION VETERANS COUNCIL CALLS FOR THE RESIGNATION OF DEFENSE SECRETARY AND JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN FOR LAFAYETTE PARK EVENT

Veterans org also demands the Defense Department Release Rules of Engagement used during federal activation

STATEMENT: Union Veterans Council on George Floyd and National Protests

The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO mourns the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. As an organization that represents those who served our country, we are heartbroken that George Floyd died at the hands of the very police that took an oath to protect him. George Floyd shouldn’t be a symbol, but he is. His death reflects a grim reality that racism and injustice exist in American institutions, from schools to workplaces to businesses to the sidewalk where he walked.

The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO sent a letter urging Congress to learn from the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and to take early, swift action to mitigate the financial hardships that inevitably will be leveled on America’s veterans and their families as the coronavirus recession takes hold.

 

COVID-19 - Experts tell us, social distancing is our strongest life-saving tool when it comes to fighting the novel coronavirus, but for veterans, social distancing isn't as easy as it may be for others. Along with social distancing, many are facing sudden job loss and loss of wages during this pandemic, creating the "perfect storm" for a mental health crisis in our veteran's community.

Trump Administration Roadblocks Veterans From Receiving Relief Aid

The Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, is alarmed and appalled that the Trump administration is actively working to put artificial barriers in the way of our nation's heroes from receiving individual stimulus checks. As the recently passed Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stands, over half of our veterans who rely on Social Security benefits will not automatically receive relief funds.