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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to Headline CVA ‘Veterans and Military Town Hall’ Forum in Columbia, South Carolina

By Concerned Veterans for America

August 17 Event Is Third in Series of New Hampshire and South Carolina Forums with Leading Policymakers

Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today announced that former Florida governor Jeb Bush will headline its Veterans and Military Town Hall event in Columbia, South Carolina, on Monday, August 17.

This policy forum, part of CVA’S ‘Defend & Reform’ Policy Series, will focus on key issues affecting veterans, members of the military and their families, and—by extension—all Americans.

The CVA ‘Veterans and Military Town Hall’ series will be held in New Hampshire and South Carolina over the summer and fall of 2015. Each event will feature opening remarks from a leading policymaker, a conversation with CVA’s CEO Pete Hegseth, and a Q&A with veteran members of the audience. These events are intended to help shape the national conversation on issues that matter most to veterans and military families.

The August 17 event will be the third ‘Veterans and Military Town Hall’ event that CVA has hosted this year. The first town hall, held in Exeter, New Hampshire, on June 25, featured Sen. Marco Rubio while the second event, held in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, featured Sen. Rand Paul. Announcements of future events in New Hampshire and South Carolina, with other leading policymakers, will be made in the coming weeks.

Pete Hegseth, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, released the following statement regarding this event:

“There are many at the VA who would like us to think that care for military veterans is getting better. They are wrong – it is getting worse. That is why now, more than ever, it is important to ask our policy leaders the questions that matter to the veteran community. With South Carolina home to so many military families, it is imperative that CVA continues this national discussion with Governor Bush in Columbia this August.”

The ‘Veterans and Military Town Hall’ Series is a continuation of the Concerned Veterans for America ‘Defend and Reform’ Policy Series, an ongoing series of policy reform events that CVA has hosted in Washington, D.C., and across the country since 2012.

The mission of Concerned Veterans for America is to advocate for policies that—and support policymakers who—preserve the freedom and prosperity that veterans and their families so proudly served to defend. Through policy development, principled advocacy, and grassroots outreach, CVA is building a pro-freedom movement, led by those who fought for it. CVA is leading the charge to give veterans a voice in the growing debate over the future of America’s military and national security, as well as fighting for long-overdue accountability and reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Attendees of the August 17 Veterans and Military Town Hall event in Columbia, South Carolina, must register on Eventbrite at

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