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Protect Vets & Survivors

by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) category: Cause

“Tell Congress to stand up for veterans & survivors and protect military benefits. #Storming2016 http://thndr.me/CadfuV

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Supporters
1,029 of 1,000
103% of goal supported
Social Reach
244,306
People
Time Left
Complete
Ends Apr 13, 9:00 AM EDT

Complete

This campaign ended on April 13 at 9AM

On April 13, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will be on Capitol Hill to meet with legislators from every state to discuss two issues affecting military families that lawmakers can make an impact on this year.

The first issue deals with proposed TRICARE fee hikes and program changes in the FY 2017 defense budget that do little more than transfer costs onto beneficiaries without making plans to improve the military health care system. We need to make sure any reforms will improve the quality of care for military families.

The second issue addresses the $15,000 a year “widows tax” imposed on military survivors whose sponsor purchased coverage under the Survivor Benefit Plan and died from service-related causes. We think it’s wrong to place further burden on these survivors who already have paid the ultimate price. We need to repeal this unfair law or, at the very least, extend an offset due to expire next year that provides a partial remedy.

Join us in asking Congress to stand up for veterans and their survivors. Send a MOAA-suggested message to your representatives now and join our Thunderclap campaign to help us spread the word. #Storming2016 http://bit.ly/capwiz1

  • Thank You!

    April 18, 2016

    Thank you so much for supporting MOAA's Thunderclap campaign and making a difference for military veterans and their survivors.

    Last week MOAA leaders stormed Capitol Hill and met with nearly all 535 senators and representatives to discuss key issues affecting military veterans and families. Your support as a "virtual stormer" contributed to nearly 15,000 messages sent to legislators.

    Many legislators and staffers referenced the letters during our meetings last week and we've been told many times that these do make a huge difference. If you haven't already done so, please visit http://bit.ly/capwiz1 and send a MOAA suggested message to your representatives today asking them to stand up for veterans and survivors.

    Thanks again for all you've done and continue to do to support military families! 

  • Let's Keep the Momentum Going!

    April 8, 2016

    Thank you so much for supporting our Thunderclap campaign! We've had a great start, but let's not stop there. We'd like to try to get as much support as possible for military veterans and survivors.

    If you haven't already done so, please share your support of our campaign with your networks. It's as simple as clicking on our Thunderclap page in your account area and then click on the social media icon under the words: "Spread the word. Invite friends to join the Thunder." and follow the prompts.

    Also, if you know of any organizations who would support our efforts, they can do so with their Twitter accounts.

    We look forward to creating a storm on Capitol Hill next week and really appreciate your support for military families!

Organizer

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
@MilitaryOfficer

MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.

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