Tuesday, May 20, 2008

VoteVets Call To Action and Excellent Ads

(from the signing of the first GI Bill)

It is time for a new GI Bill.
VoteVets.org is putting on the pressure.

It's crunch time. This week, the Senate is expected to take up the 21st Century GI Bill, offered by Senators Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel, after the measure passed the House last week. And, VoteVets.org is right there to keep the pressure on, with a 36-hour ad blitz on the bill.

For the next day and a half, no one in Washington DC will be able to turn on their TV, without seeing an ad on the GI Bill that challenges Senator John McCain to back the Webb-Hagel bill. As you know, Senator McCain has his own watered-down measure that only gives a fraction of the costs of college to veterans. As our veterans say in the ad, "We didn't give a fraction in Iraq, we gave 100 percent."

Meanwhile, in key markets in Texas, we challenge Senator John Cornyn to back the Webb-Hagel bill. Senator Cornyn is one of the few Senators representing a large veterans population who has not signed onto the Webb-Hagel Bill.

As our Vice Chairman, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran and Texan Brandon Friedman said today, "After serving in combat, veterans shouldn't be placed in a position where they have to choose between going to school and paying the rent. That was never the intention of the original bill. Senator Cornyn needs to follow the lead of so many of his colleagues from both sides, who are doing the right thing to support our troops and veterans by voting for this bill." The same goes for Senator McCain.
Thank you,- Brian McGough http://www.votevets.org/index_html
Here is their excellent ad.

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