The VFW grassroots advocacy network is comprised of more than
25,000 volunteers who email, write, call and visit
lawmakers to discuss issues that will directly impact veterans, active duty
military and their families. Members are encouraged to contact their
legislators on a wide-variety of VFW-supported issues, working hand-in-hand
with National Legislative Service.
Action Corps members help
influence the passage or defeat of federal legislation based on the VFW's
priority goals by visiting and writing congressional
- To inform and educate
members and supporters on initiatives and policies that affect veterans.
- To communicate and promote the VFW
viewpoint before Congress.
- To encourage
greater grassroots participation in the democratic process through
increased communication with congressional officials.
Also, Action Corps relies on its members to establish
and maintain a relationship with their legislators, as well as to keep
their lawmakers informed about key veterans and military issues and
educate them on VFW's legislative agenda.