American Veterans for Equal Rights statement on VA Scandal

For Immediate Release
May 29, 2014

Re: American Veterans for Equal Rights statement on VA Scandal

Denny Meyer, AVER Public Affairs, 718 849-5665
Steve Loomis, AVER President,

Atlanta, GA (May 29, 2014) – The welfare of America’s veterans is not an election year political game to place blame or see who can outdo the other in claiming to support our nation’s honored warriors.  It is our most sacred obligation to care for those individuals who secure our liberty.  As a Veterans Service Organization, American Veterans for Equal Rights demands that Congress be less concerned with fixing blame and more concerned with fixing the problems at the VA.  While these egregious problems must be corrected without further delay, we must also recognize those many doctors, nurses, and staffers at the VA across the country who have worked tirelessly with minimum resources to serve our veterans in their time of greatest need.  Congress now must provide the appropriate level of funding to meet the increasing demands of quality care to our military veterans, as failure to adequately fund the VA is the hidden truth behind this scandal.  It is a betrayal of unequalled proportions to give lip service to those who secure our freedom while denying the funding necessary to care for them. 

AVER is the nation’s LGBT Veterans’ Service Organization, serving military personnel, veterans, and their families since 1990.