VFW to Take Voice of Veterans to Congress

Annual conference runs February 28 - March 3 in Washington, D.C.

Across the country, more than 500 VFW members are preparing to convene in Washington, D.C., for the annual VFW Legislative Conference February 28 – March 3. The annual conference amplifies the voices of the nearly 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries, reminding lawmakers of the promises they’ve made to America’s service members.

Armed with the VFW’s 2016 legislative priority goals, VFW members will meet with their elected officials, explaining in detail the VFW’s stance on a variety of veterans’ issues.

Then, on March 2, VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. will testify before a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees, where he will lay out the VFW’s legislative agenda for the year.

The VFW will again stream live from this year’s conference. Log on to www.vfw.org/VFWDC2016 to watch on February 29 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) for the Voice of Democracy Parade of Winners, followed by the delayed streaming of the commander-in-chief’s testimony on March 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Follow us on social media or log on to www.vfw.org for regular updates during the conference. Look for #VFWDC2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to follow along as VFW delivers the voice of veterans directly to America’s legislators on Capitol Hill. If you’re attending this year’s conference, be sure to use #VFWDC2016 in all of your related social media posts.