February 24, 2021

‘This is the path Shannon recommended for me.’ Watch veteran and Gold Star husband Joe Kent talk about his military career and life after serving.

After a career in Army Special Forces, 11 deployments, and work in the intelligence community, Joe Kent has seen it all. His experiences in war zones have given him a unique perspective on the wars the United States is fighting and whether those wars are worth continuing.  The death of his wife Shannon —a Navy… Read more »

February 17, 2021

What’s next for VA reform? Policy Director Juliana Heerschap details what’s on the horizon for veterans’ health care.

Concerned Veterans for America has released its 2021 policy agenda , and our grassroots army is hard at work sharing our solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges. This year’s agenda is packed full of ideas for continuing to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and ensuring veterans receive the care they were promised. We’ve been… Read more »

February 10, 2021

As deadline looms, CVA continues advocacy for full withdrawal from Afghanistan 

The deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan is approaching, and we are continuing to support that withdrawal with the latest phase of our  End Endless Wars campaign.  Over the next few months, we will invest in a large digital ad campaign urging President Joe Biden and his administration to fully withdraw all troops by May. The withdrawal date was established in… Read more »

February 3, 2021

Veterans set an example of unity, leadership

A divided America can look to its veterans as an example of how to work together.  Concerned Veterans of America and AMVETS disagree on a lot in terms of public policy. But our organizations are united in our desire to bring Americans together in support of the ideals of representative government.  Nate Anderson, our executive… Read more »

January 28, 2021

CVA’s 2021 policy priorities: the mission remains

When Concerned Veterans for America’s 2020 policy agenda was released, we couldn’t have imagined a global pandemic would shortly follow. Still, we were able to make great strides in the effort to end our nation’s endless wars and protect veterans’ health care options, even with all the challenges of the past year. We found many… Read more »

January 20, 2021

New Poll: Majority of veterans and military families want to end ‘endless wars’

In a recent poll, Concerned Veterans for America found veterans and their families are increasingly looking to draw down military engagement around the world.  More than two thirds of veterans, 67 percent, voiced support for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, up nearly 10 points (8%) from just three years ago. Similarly, 68 percent of veterans support full withdrawal from Iraq.  A majority… Read more »

January 7, 2021

CVA’s Nate Anderson on events in the U.S. Capitol

Like most of America, I am deeply troubled by the events that transpired in our nation’s capital yesterday. Peaceful transitions of power are a hallmark of our democracy and attempts to subvert it are simply indefensible. The events of yesterday do not reflect the America I fought and sacrificed for, and I suspect many veterans… Read more »