Statement of Purpose

We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally.

To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war.

To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations.

To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.

To seek justice for veterans and victims of war.

To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

For More Information (Including how to become a member): www.veteransforpeace.org

THE PENTAGON HAS BILLION$ TO SPEND ON WAR. OUR CHAPTER HAS ONLY OUR DUES AND YOUR DONATIONS TO SPEND ON PEACE.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION BY CHECK MAILED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW, OR BY CLICKING ON THIS PAYPAL BUTTON.
THANK YOU!


Join us for the weekly vigil at Pack Square Vance Monument, Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
MONTHLY MEETING TIME: The Third Tuesday of each month from 6:00PM to no later than 7:30PM. Held at Asheville Friends Meeting, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville 28804
All are welcome; please join us!

Our phone # is:
(828-490-1872)

Friday, February 28, 2020

Mental Health Fair at local VA hospital


Chapter 099, Asheville, N.C. Bruce Carruthers, Bruce Macdonald, and Don, the Chapter 099 SOVA subcommittee, attended a mental health fair at the Asheville VAMC on Thursday, February 27, 2020. We handed out literature on the Mission Act and Community Care, including questions for veterans to ask before accepting referral to the private sector. The information on questions to ask came from the website of the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute. We had these questions made into business cards that veterans can take with them to appointments.. (Here is the link to the nine questions, including how to download them on a business-card size reminder veterans can carry on their person: https://www.veteranspolicy.org/the-blog-2/2019/6/14/nine-questions-veterans-need-to-ask-before-theyre-referred-to-va-community-care?fbclid=IwAR0XTuKrG4qQBT2W-EWM6TAXfKTqqFWjDifGpn8YmN-OxVXDGzBusjpoi9w). The effort was a success and we talked to many veterans who are not aware of the extent to which the effort to privatize the VA is underway, and we make connections with other veterans’ groups in an effort to enlist their support in the SOVA effort.

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