Legislative

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

 Chairman:  Carol G. Campbell
 Vice-Chairman:  Kelly Gee
 Advisor:  Peggy Thomas

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A message in part from Brett P. Reistad, National Commander of the American Legion:
 
The American Legion must continue to serve as a powerful voice for veterans in our nation’s capitol. The power of our voice is only as strong as our membership allows us to be. The American Legion’s Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, and Sons of The American Legion are the heart and soul of our organization.
 
Today, we need your help in contacting your members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Please reach out to your assigned Senator and Representative and ask them to Co-Sponsor S. 504 and H.R. 1641, respectively. Your member needs to encourage congressional leadership to bring the LEGION ACT (S. 504) and the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act (H.R. 1641) to the floor for a vote, and to promise to vote for this legislation, to ensure all veterans are able to be recognized for their contributions and sacrifice in service to this country. 

Because The American Legion’s membership periods are congressionally chartered, the organization is prevented from expanding membership eligibility without an act of Congress. These acts expand membership eligibility to honorably discharged veterans that have served on federal orders in unrecognized times of war since World War II.
 
A select number of members of Congress have come together in bipartisan fashion to introduce S. 504 and H.R. 1641. 
Contact your Senator and Representative today to tell them to support S. 504 and H.R. 1641 today!
 
We hope that the American people will encourage all members of Congress to support the LEGION Act. It is an appropriate ‘thank you’ to those who served.” 
 
Thanks!
Carol Campbell
Department Legislative Chair 
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Legislative Program

2018 – 2019 Programs Action Plan – 2018_2019 Legislative

Revised Dept of VA Legislative Year End Report 2018 2019 – Due NLT April  15, 2019

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ATTEND THE ANNUAL “DAY ON THE HILL”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019

JLC-2019-Policy-Initiatives_SUMMARY-1.pdf

Meet at Department Headquarters
 @ 8:30 AM
1708 Commonwealth Avenue
 Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 353-6606
Bus transportation will be provided

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Virginia Joint Leadership Council (JLC)

View the JLC of Veterans Service Organizations
 for a Summary of the 2019 JLC Policy Initiatives
 on behalf of Virginia’s Veterans and Military Families
JLC-2019-Policy-Initiatives_ SUMMARY-1.pdf

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ALA Facebook Legislative Group Page

Lisa Chaplin, ALA National Legislative Committee Chairman for 2018-2019, welcomes ALA members to a new weekly series entitled “Tuesday Legislative Moments” at 10:00 am on the ALA Legislative Facebook group page.  Join now at Facebook “ALA Legislative” to hear very the latest!

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