About the Role
Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) is an active member of several coalitions that work in joint pursuit of shared goals:
Defense Health Research Consortium. VCS is a charter, executive committee member of the DHRC, a membership-based consortium of more than 30 health and veterans organizations that individually and collectively support and advocate for health programs within the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).
Education Coalition. VCS is a participating member of the Education Coalition, a project of Veterans Education Success, a non-profit organization founded by military service organizations, “to protect and defend the integrity and promise of the GI Bill and other federal education programs for veterans and servicemembers.” This informal coalition of dozens of veterans and military service (VSO and MSO) and education organizations works to ensure adequate protections for military service members and veterans who utilize institutions of higher learning, particularly for-profit institutions, using GI Bill and other federal student financial aid programs. Some of the coalition’s advocacy letters are here.
Cease Fire Campaign. VCS is a signed member of the Cease Fire Campaign, a coalition of more than 60 veteran, community-bass, environmental organizations that seeks safer alternatives to open air burning, detonation and non-closed loop incineration/combustion of military munitions. The Cease Fire Campaign is also involved in education and advocacy related to the hazards of open air military burn pits.
Military-Veterans Coalitions. VCS frequently joins other military and veterans service organizations to collectively advocate, educate, and inform.
National Toxic Wounds Task Force. VCS was a founder of the National Toxic Wounds Task Force, an informal coalition of more than a dozen veterans and military service organizations (VSO’s and MSO’s) that collaborated on matters related to toxic wounds and toxic exposures, including Agent Orange, Gulf War Illness, Burn Pits, Camp Lejeune drinking water, and many others.
Veteran Warriors is an active member and participant of several boards, coalitions, committees, and discussion groups to advocate, collaborate, educate, and be a voice for the community.
Cease Fire Campaign. Veteran Warriors is a signed member of the Cease Fire Campaign, a coalition of more than 60 veteran, community-based environmental organizations seeking safer alternatives to open-air burning, detonation, and non-closed loop incineration/combustion of military munitions. The Cease Fire Campaign is also involved in education and advocacy related to the hazards of open-air military burn pits.
National Military & Veterans Alliance. Veteran Warriors is a participating member of the NMVA, an Alliance with more than 30 MSOs and VSOs. NMVA expands the military and veteran community's ability to present a united front to the DoD, VA, Congress, and the White House. The Alliance works together to help promote the objectives concerning a wide range of quality-of-life issues, including pay, personnel, medical, survivor benefits, military housing, education, veterans, and military retirees issues.
Toxic Exposure in the American Military Coalition. Veteran Warriors is a founding member of the TEAM Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 military (MSOs) and veteran service organizations (VSOs) and experts collectively gathering data, raising awareness, promoting research, and drafting legislation on the impact of toxic exposures on those who were made ill as the result of their military service. TEAM's goal is to reduce incidents of toxic exposures in the military and increase access to and the quality of care for those who were made ill due to their military service.
Random Military, Veteran, Caregiver, and Survivor Coalitions. Veteran Warriors frequently join other military and veterans service organizations to advocate and collaborate.
Federal Advisory Committee for Homeless Veterans - Veteran Warriors' VTC Advisor, DJ Reyes, JD
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