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Grassroots Advocacy

The VFW Action Corps is the VFW’s national grassroots advocacy network comprised of more than 35,000 VFW members and patriotic supporters of veterans. Members of the VFW Action Corps stay up-to-date on the issues facing our veterans, our military and their families, standing ready to email, write, call and visit our nation’s lawmakers to make their voices heard.

The VFW Action Corps is free and open to all patriotic Americans who care about the military and veterans’ communities. 

VFW Action Corps members receive:

  • The VFW Action Corps Weekly, an easy-to-read electronic newsletter that highlights the VFW’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.  
  • Immediate access to a nationwide database of contact information for all elected officials, a congressional directory. 
  • Regular VFW “Action Alerts” telling them how they can get involved when our nation’s veterans, service members, and their families need their voices heard on Capitol Hill.   

The VFW Action Corps is what gives the VFW its strength in advocating for our nation’s heroes. Working hand-in-hand with the VFW’s National Legislative Service -- whose office is in eye-shot of the Capitol dome in Washington -- members of the VFW Action Corps are armed with all of the tools and information they need to help the VFW in its mission to support our nation’s veterans. So join the VFW Action Corps today and add your voice to the thousands of veterans’ advocates making a difference every day, and if you’re already a member of the VFW Action Corps, encourage your friends and neighbors to join the effort!

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Here are some of the recent landmark victories where the VFW Action Corps stood up for our veterans, service members, and their families:   

  • Ongoing:  Continuing to press the Senate on passage of S. 1982, a comprehensive veterans’ benefits bill that includes expansion of caregiver programs, improved mental health programs, and in-state tuition. To date, the VFW Action Corps has sent 10,000 messages to every Senate office.
  • August 2014: Pushed Congress to pass the compromised Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 which will provide necessary resources, reduce appointment waiting times, and provide veterans timely access to quality VA health care.
  • January 2014:  Repealed reductions in cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees after generating more than 30,000 emails and countless phone calls to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill.
  • December 2013:  Helped the House pass in-state tuition protections for recently-transitioned veterans by a vote of 390-0.
  • April 2013:  Reinstated military Tuition Assistance after generating more than 14,000 emails to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill
  • July 2013:  Upheld the dignity and honor of Purple Heart recipients by generating more than 15,000 emails to Congress opposing the establishment of the Distinguished Warfare Medal.