Veterans For America (VFA) is taking a sabbatical, well, sort of…We’re taking a break from our on-line presence and reporting to develop new research and programs to better address modern challenges and threats . As most have figured out, business as usual is no longer acceptable.
Our 30 plus years of experience has been guided by two principal objectives: To work for justice and to do so in a way that actually made a difference.
It’s great to feel righteous and to create education and awareness programs, but we’ve always wanted more. We felt that it was necessary to create meaningful change through aggressive legislative strategies that actually changed the law, policy, or funding in areas of our concern. We’ve changed the focus of our work and our presentation of issues dramatically and often over the years. We’ve been known by the various names we’ve given to our campaigns and programs including our overseas humanitarian programs, landmine related programs, nuclear threat work, death penalty work, security programs and our work with today’s troops, veterans and their families.
We’ve changed direction and focus at times to maximize the effect our efforts could have on public policy and people’s lives. It’s been critical to us that we feel as though we are actually making a difference.
We reached a point last year where we realized we would have to regroup again. Although our more recent work on behalf of today’s troops has been undoubtedly useful, we have been extremely frustrated by our country’s continuing failure to take meaningful steps to improve the situation. For the first time we are considering approaches that expand beyond “political” or “legislative” strategies to develop more effective programs.
We will return to an active site when we can provide appropriate information.
We greatly appreciate your past support and interest in our work. Those that want to access the much heralded The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide can do so through the National Veterans Legal Services Program at http://www.nvlsp.org/
Contact with us can be done by e-mailing the following address – email@example.com
Again, thanks for the support and we look forward to a renewed and engaged relationship in the near future.