I have a request. On May 18th I will be in Washington DC attending a Rally and New Conference being held by Senator Gibson from New York.
I am asking all my friend to please read the following and please Contact your member of Congress and request they support these if they aren't. We have 41 Senators and 320 House Members supporting them.
Also Please share this information. We Make the calls and please let any one you know that served in the Navy during the Vietnam War about the following;
ON MAY 18TH, CALL (202)224-3121, GIVE THE OPERATOR YOUR STATE AND/OR ZIP CODE AND THEY WILL CONNECT YOU WITH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS OFFICE. ASK TO SPEAK WITH THE LA FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS...MAKE IT CLEAR YOU ARE CALLING AS A CONSTITUENT ASKING FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF HR 969 and S 681, THE BLUE WATER NAVY VIETNAM VETERANS ACT"
RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE BLUE WATER NAVY LEGISLATION
On May 18, there will be a gathering in Washington, DC, of veterans, friends and family members. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to come. We will be having a Rally in Support of the two bills that are languishing in both the House and Senate Veterans Committees. Hopefully, this will bring some attention to the subject and help get those Bills brought to the Floors of both House and Senate for a vote.
Our exact meeting place is yet to be announced, but we will perhaps be visiting the Congress as well as showing up in other locations. Anything you can do to let your local press know about this, the better.
We are simultaneously asking veterans, friends and family to Rally in Support at their own locations, because the trip to DC is long and expensive. So if one or more individuals supporting our legislation (HR-969 and S-681) can make a sign indicating their Support for the Blue Water Navy, they should go walk around outside their nearest VA facility and join in this National Effort. It is a peaceful, compliant, and non-trespassing walk that brings attention to the problems of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and to the legislation that can fix that problem. Every event should be covered by your local newspaper, radio and TV stations.