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CVA on VA IG report: post-COVID backlogs were avoidable

Millions of canceled appointments, not rescheduled, veterans care at risk   ARLINGTON, Va.–Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement following the release of the VA Office of the Inspector General Report on appointment management at the Veterans Health Administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is unacceptable the VA put so many… Read more »

#EndEndlessWars: CVA launches ad campaign to bring troops home from Afghanistan, Congress debates keeping them there

ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Tuesday announced the launch of a high-six-figure national ad campaign aimed at bringing our troops home from Afghanistan and urging Washington to begin ending our nation’s “endless wars.” “Americans have had enough of the war in Afghanistan. This conflict has persisted for nearly two decades, costing taxpayers… Read more »

Veterans advocacy group expands into South Carolina

Concerned Veterans for America brings on Nicholas Julian as Community Engagement Director   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday announced the launch of a new chapter in the Palmetto State, aiming to expand its grassroots army to promote and defend the freedom and prosperity our veterans fought and sacrificed for. Nicholas… Read more »

CVA statement on troop reduction in Afghanistan

Veterans group applauds admin as troop withdrawal hits milestone   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement on reports of U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan being reduced to 8,600 a month ahead of the prescribed withdrawal timeline: “We applaud the Trump administration for meeting this important milestone on… Read more »

State lawmakers fight for veterans’ health care, CVA-WI applauds effort

Grassroots veterans group commends bipartisan effort to urge VA to reinstate community care for veterans   MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The Wisconsin chapter of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA-WI) on Wednesday applauded state lawmakers for urging the VA to reverse course on its actions that limited community-based health care options for veterans in the wake of the coronavirus… Read more »

CVA-Florida hires Army veteran, former State Rep. to head state efforts

Jimmie T. Smith continues his service to veterans, Floridians as he joins CVA-Florida as Coalitions Director   TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida chapter of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA-FL) hired U.S. Army veteran and former State Representative Jimmie T. Smith as its Coalitions Director in the state. Smith brings his career of service in the Army and… Read more »

POLL: Veterans and military families favor more health care choice for veterans, increasingly support ending ‘endless wars’

New poll shows significant majority of veterans support more restrained foreign policy, veterans’ health care choice, and reining in national debt   ARLINGTON, Va.—Veterans and military families remain staunchly supportive of ending America’s wars in the Middle East and increasing health care options for our nation’s veterans according to the latest polling from Concerned Veterans… Read more »