Posted by: didyouseethis | September 14, 2009

STAND UP FOR VETERANS

THEY STOOD UP FOR US

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There is a march on Washington today…and you don’t need to leave home to be a part of it!

In an effort to raise support for dramatic changes in the veterans benefits claims process, the Disabled American Veterans is hosting an online rally starting tomorrow, inviting members and military supporters through a host of social networking sites.

Officials with the group have dubbed the event the “Million Claims March” — a reference to the backlog of nearly 1 million disability claims currently in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The group wants quicker processing of those accounts, easier access for veterans with pending claims and more funding to fix the system’s problems.

Joe Chenelly, spokesman for the group, said members have already reached out to key politicians about their platform. Several prominent lawmakers and celebrities have already recorded videos of support for the event; Actor Gary Sinese already has one posted on the group’s web site urging others to join in to the march.

From Stars and Stripes

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