Veterans Policy Guide Serves as Political ‘Playbook”

Posted October 30, 2015 at 6:28am

Military Times reports that “when staffers from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America meet with presidential campaigns later today, they won’t just be urging them to talk about veterans issues. They’ll also hand them a playbook on how to do it.”  

“The advocacy group released its latest policy agenda this week, a 71-page document detailing the top priorities of its membership, including calls for better mental health care, more resources for female veterans and improved accountability for Department of Veterans Affairs employees.”  

“IAVA hopes the work will serve not only as a road map for lawmakers on Capitol Hill but also an inspiration point for the presidential candidates, fewer than half of whom have a veterans issues page listed on their campaign websites.”