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Veterans advocacy group expands into South Carolina

By Kyle Buckles

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 Julian will head up the chapter’s efforts as a Community Engagement Director. Julian brings his career of service as an Army Military Police Veteran and years of work developing community coalitions and programs related to hunger, homelessness, and transitional housing for nonprofits in South Carolina to the organization.

CVA will host a virtual town hall event next week, on Wednesday July 22nd, with state Representative Bobby Cox to discuss CVA’s engagement in the state and its 2020 policy priorities, including veterans health care and America’s foreign policy.

CVA-South Carolina Community Engagement Director Nicholas Julian had this to say:

“It’s been a privilege to serve my country, but my service didn’t end when I hung up my uniform. With CVA I can continue to defend and uphold our Constitution, while also fighting to eliminate barriers keeping veterans, military families, and all Americans from achieving their potential and living their best lives. It’s an honor to work for an organization where I can continue serving my community and help bring change to help South Carolina’s veteran and military communities.”

The hire was praised by Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC), CVA’s partner organization.

“Nicholas exemplifies the very best our country has to offer, and we are excited for him to lead CVA’s efforts in South Carolina,” said Andrew Yates, AFP-SC State Director. “His leadership and coalition building will be a great resource for our sizable veteran community across the state, helping advance needed reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs and highlighting a better approach to foreign policy for our country.”

Following his military service, Julian spent five years with New York state as a Senior Investigator. Julian also brings a wealth of leadership experience and demonstrated service to hos community, having worked as Director of Support Services for the United Way of Kershaw County and Program Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Julian has developed numerous programs including a county wide mobile food pantry, 10-week addiction/reentry program founded on a life coach/positive psychology philosophy and a six-month on-the-job rehabilitation program for SCDC inmates, which achieved a Palmetto School District credential for the curriculum.