Dear VoteVets.org Supporter,
Wow! Last week, we asked you to write to the Senate, urging them to support the bipartisan GI Bill for the 21st Century, and reject a watered down bill offered by John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Richard Burr. You responded - with force - sending 16,000 letters to the Senate! Add that to the 30,000 petition signatures on the GI Bill that we took to the Hill, and op-eds around the country that our veterans have written on the GI Bill, and we are dominating efforts to get a new GI Bill passed.
Now it's time to take it to the next level, and get a letter to the editor in every daily newspaper in America!
Letters to the editor are the most read part of the paper, so when you submit a letter, it will be read by tens of thousands of your friends and neighbors. If we can get a letter to the editor in papers across the country, it's the strongest message we can send that we will not allow the Senate to cave on such important legislation for our veterans. With all of you - 95,000 people strong - blanketing newspapers with letters to the editor is a goal we can reach.
The stakes couldn't be higher. The bipartisan new GI Bill (S. 22) is poised to pass the Congress and go to the President. It will update GI Bill benefits to keep up with the cost of college, allowing those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan to get the higher education that we've promised our veterans since World War II. Senators McCain, Graham, and Burr, by introducing legislation that would cut the benefits in S. 22, are attempting to split the Senate, so nothing gets passed, and our veterans' service is not honored.
Our Letter to the Editor tool is easy to use. Just plug in your zip code, use our talking points to write a quick letter, and hit send. That's it! In just a couple of days, your letter could be in the daily paper, read by thousands and thousands of people!
Please take a second, today, to take this quick action to help our veterans.
Thank you for your support.
Iraq War Veteran