*Editor’s note: The veterans advocacy group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has been at the forefront of the battle to end the suicide epidemic among service members and veterans for the past few years.
They are calling for action to help pass the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act, now being blocked by Republican Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma.
TMSR endorses IAVA’s call to personally visit Senator Coburn’s office in Washington D.C. to express your opposition to his political stance and his actions, which are perpetuating the epidemic of suicides in DoD/VA.
Please read more about it below:
Dec. 15, 2014
As you know, Sen. Coburn (R-OK) is holding up the Clay Hunt SAV Act as his final act as a U.S. Senator. But, IAVA is pulling out all the stops and is urging the Senator to reverse his position and let this bipartisan bill come to the floor for a vote and leave a legacy of supporting our veterans.
You are our most powerful advocates, so please. If you are able, urge Senator Coburn and his staff to reverse his position by visiting his Capitol Hill office in person today.
72 Russell Senate Office Building
2 Constitution Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Register Here: https://cov.force.com/iava/cov_event?id=a5PC0000000Cb29MAC
These visits will be conducted on your own. IAVA highly encourages business attire and please, maintain a respectful attitude at all times. During your visit you can follow this simple format:
“As a (Veteran/Family Member/Supporter), I am asking Sen. Coburn to reverse his position on the Clay Hunt SAV Act and allow the Unianimous Consent vote to move forward. This bill will save countless Veteran lives that would otherwise be lost to suicide. Thank you.”
Thank you for your support!
Read more about Senator Corburn’s DISPICABLE actions at the IAVA website:
Watch video about Senator Coburn’s refusal to vote for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention bill: