AMVETS

Alabama Advocacy Group Visits D.C. to Fight for Veterans’ Rights

by Staff Blogger | March 17th, 2015

United States military service members are entitled to certain benefits and services for defending our country. One of these programs is veterans disability benefits. However, hundreds of thousands of veterans are struggling as they await decisions on their claims. Some veterans wait months, years, and in some cases, decades to receive an approval or denial.

Luckily, a group of Alabama veterans are fighting for the rights of their brothers and sisters in arms as part of American Veterans’ (AMVETS) “Storm The Hill” campaign. They recently visited Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the issues many soldiers and veterans face today.

An article from The News-Courier stated the group dropped off packages of literature regarding the need for VA healthcare reform at the offices of seven Alabama representatives and our state’s two senators. AMVETS also advocated to end discrimination against veterans in the workplace.

While the group did not speak to lawmakers face to face, plans were made for an opportunity in the near future.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, we recognize the daily struggles many veterans face in overcoming illnesses and injuries related to their service to our country. That’s why our Birmingham personal injury lawyers are hopeful AMVETS recent visit to Washington, D.C. was effective in raising awareness about the issues affecting veterans today.