VFW to Host First Twitter Chat: Your Questions Wanted!

Many questions loom surrounding potential cuts to government programs geared to assist America’s veterans and service members as a result of sequestration. Armed with its 2013 Legislative Priority Goals, the VFW will continue to combat all changes or cuts to programs that could have an adverse effect on our nation’s heroes.

We want you to know exactly where we stand on the issues. So, we are hosting our first VFW Twitter Chat Friday, April 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The VFW will answer participants’ questions regarding the VFW’s 2013 Legislative Priority Goals for one hour in real-time via the VFW’s National Twitter page, @VFWHQ, using the hashtag #ASKVFW.

This chat will allow participants to gain insight into initiatives the VFW proudly supports and advocates for, and gain a better understanding of how hard we’re working in Washington. All you’ll need is a Twitter account to participate, which you can register for at www.twitter.com.

The VFW hopes to further engage and inform its online community through Twitter chats on a variety of veterans’ issues in the future. Recently, the VFW issued two highly successful “Action Alerts” to its members and supporters via social media. One issue involved the reinstatement of military Tuition Assistance. The other, was a call to lower the precedence of the Distinguished Warfare Medal (DWM). VFW support was unrelenting in both instances. Military Tuition programs were quickly reinstated and the DWM was called under review by the Secretary of Defense.

Follow the VFW on Twitter for more information about upcoming Twitter chats, and don’t forget to join us LIVE on April 19.