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Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina Veterans

By Concerned Veterans for America

Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 15, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Laird | 571.302.0973 | elaird@cv4a.org

MEDIA EVENT

Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina Veterans Senator Richard Burr to Keynote Defend & Reform Event

RALEIGH, NC – On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) will partner with The Weekly Standard to host “Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina’s Veterans,” moderated by Weekly Standard senior writer Stephen Hayes.  This event will outline the ways veterans—and all Americans—can contribute to ‘defending freedom’ by advancing reform.

WHAT:                       “Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina’s Veterans” MODERATOR:              Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard DATE:                         Wednesday, April 23, 2014 TIME:                          11:30 a.m. ET (registration begins at 11:00 a.m.) LOCATION:               Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC REGISTRATION:        Registration is free and a complimentary lunch will be served. To RSVP visit HERE. In North Carolina, at the Winston-Salem Regional Benefit Office, an estimated 30,537 veterans are awaiting for their Veterans Affairs disability compensation claims, with 63.6 percent backlogged for more than 125 days. It also takes an average of 339.6 days to complete the claim. Nationally, this number is even more staggering with 619,290 veterans waiting and 55.5 percent backlogged 125 days. Veterans’ waiting in line for claims—sometimes for years—is utterly unacceptable. Panelists include Senator Richard Burr, the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, Ilario Pantano, Director of North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, and Darin Selnick, Military Advisor to Concerned Veterans for America and former assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, will moderate the panel discussion. This event, sponsored by CVA’s North Carolina chapter and The Weekly Standard, is part of a state policy series entitled “Defend & Reform: Defending Freedom by Advancing Reform.”

For more information or to interview Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, please contact Emily Laird at 571.302.0973, or via e-mail at elaird@cv4a.org.

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Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.