Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will host “Our VA: An Awareness Town Hall” Tuesday, April 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Transition Resource Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dan Caldwell, CVA’s vice president of political and legislative action, CVA Communications Director Peter Gaytan, Darin Selnick, executive director of CVA’s Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce, and CVA Nevada State Director Leo Garcia will join local veterans to talk about ongoing issues at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Veterans make up a large constituency in the Silver State — an estimated 300,000. Some 227,000 are registered to receive veterans’ benefits, a large majority in Southern Nevada, and they deserve to have their voices heard.
CVA invites veterans to share their experiences dealing with the department, and engage in a discussion about the need for true reform and accountability at the VA and what they can do to get involved.
Caldwell issued the following statement regarding the event:
“It has been two years since the VA wait list scandal broke in Phoenix, Arizona. Tragically, recent reports confirm what many have long suspected: the practice of manipulating patient wait times was not just limited to the Phoenix VA. Instead, this behavior has been consistent across the agency for years, in states from coast to coast.
“The widespread malpractice being exposed across the nation illustrates the need for more accountability at the VA, and more choice for veterans in making their decisions about where to receive care. The VA has refused to embrace reforms that would advance accountability and choice, and veterans are the ones paying for it.”
This event is free and open to the public and press. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
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