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Senator Marco Rubio to Headline CVA ‘Veterans and Military Town Hall’ Forum in New Hampshire

By Concerned Veterans for America

June 25 Event is First in Series of New Hampshire and South Carolina Forums 
with Leading Policymakers 

Arlington, Va. – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) announced today that Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will headline its first Veterans and Military Town Hall event in Exeter, New Hampshire, on June 25.

This inaugural policy forum—part of CVA’S ‘Defend & Reform’ Policy Series—will be held at the Exeter Town Hall and will highlight critical issues facing New Hampshire veterans, military 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.

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, had this to say about the town hall series:

“Veterans and military families deserve to hear—face-to-face—from America’s leading policymakers and stakeholders. This town hall series will ensure the right questions are being asked of the right people, by the right people, in the right places. The eyes of the nation are increasingly focused on both states involved in this series. New Hampshire is home to the historic Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, while South Carolina is home to both Army and Marine basic training bases—making both states uniquely suited as platforms to highlight these issues. Now is the time to ask the key questions, and propose the big solutions, that will ensure America’s greatest days still lie ahead.  This CVA Town Hall series seeks to drive this discussion.

“Sen. Rubio has been actively engaged on veterans’ issues, and as such, it is important that veterans and military families are afforded the opportunity to engage on those issues. We look forward to Sen. Rubio’s participation in what promises to be a robust policy discussion that furthers the conversation about how America can best serve her veterans, her military, and the free society we served to defend. CVA believes this year and next will separate the serious policymakers from the status-quo politicians—and this town hall series is intended to help veterans and military families make that determination.”

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, we are 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 New Hampshire event must pre-register at

Media space for this event will be limited. For more information on CVA or this town hall series, or to request media credentials to attend, please contact Hannah Salem at


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