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MVA: VA Headway to Address LGBTQ Discrimination Welcome First Step

Minority Veterans to Benefit from New Policies Surrounding Care for LGBTQ Veterans WASHINGTON, DC (February 23, 2021) – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a plan to comprehensively review all policies relating to the care of LGBTQ veterans, family members, caregivers, survivors, and employees. This review will encompass a full assessment of current policies to…

MVA Reacts to Confirmation of Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Minority Veterans Must be Focus of New Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MVA Reacts to Confirmation of Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Minority Veterans Must be Focus of New Administration WASHINGTON, DC (February 9, 2021) – Yesterday, by a vote of 87-7, Denis McDonough was confirmed as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Minority Veterans of America (MVA)…

Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power

Following the failed insurrection attempt of January 6, 2021, the undersigned organizations, who serve members of our military, veterans, caregivers, and their families, join in condemning this violent attack on our country, our democracy, and our Constitution.  We affirm our commitment to the US Constitution, our free and fair elections, and the tradition of a…

Minority Veterans of America Calls for Resignation of VA Top Brass and Congressional Ethics Investigation into Rep. Dan Crenshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Minority Veterans of America Calls for Resignation of VA Top Brass and Congressional Ethics Investigation into Rep. Dan Crenshaw [Seattle, WA – December 12, 2020] This week, multiple veterans service organizations called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie, in light of his retaliation against a survivor of sexual assault. In response, the Department issued a statement…

“Inspection” By Samantha Fergus

For what it’s worth, you swept me up like I was dirt. Those hips and lips on me that I use to love, now scorn and torn like a rug. Images of me in those cracked reflections. Standing in formation as you look me up and down in those Inspections. You knew what I look…

Call Sign Newt: Reclaiming the Veteran Identity

By: Katherine Pratt I knew that I was always going to serve in the military, but I never thought I would be a veteran.  Veterans were people like my dad, who served over 20 years and had insane declassified stories that were standards at the holiday dinner table.  Or they wore hats and jackets displaying…

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