20 Mar '17, 12pm

Tomorrow, @iava leads introduction of comprehensive new legislation, “The Deborah Sampson Act” https://t.co/SG3i2ismzH

NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2017) – As the nation continues to reel from the “Marines United” photo scandal, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing post-9/11 veterans and their families, today announced the launch of a historic new campaign focuses on changing the culture and standard of care for millions of women veterans. The campaign entitled “She Who Borne the Battle” will activate veterans nationwide to take action, promote awareness, help other veterans and work with Members of Congress to introduce comprehensive new legislation, to include a change to the VA’s outdated and un-inclusive motto, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow , and his orphan,” to be more gender-inclusive. “I deployed twice to Iraq. I was in combat. And after nearly 15 years of women being on the fro...

Full article: https://iava.org/press-release/new-campaign-to-support-wo...

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