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Press Release

July 28, 2014

No. 14-15
 



Contact:
Mokie Porter
301-585-4000, Ext. 146

VVA and SWAN File Suit Against VA Re: Rejection of Proposal to End Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors  


PRESS ADVISORY: Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) File Suit against Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Re: Rejection of Proposal to End Discrimination against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

WHAT: Press teleconference with VVA, SWAN, and Yale Law School. Veterans Legal Services Clinic to discuss lawsuit filed by VVA and SWAN resulting from the VA’s rejection of proposal to end discrimination against military sexual assault survivors.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m. EST

CALL: (857) 232-0159 and use conference code 595462.
If you have a question, please press 5* to alert the moderator.

WHY: Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) to file suit Tuesday, July 29, against the (VA) for denying their petition for rulemaking to change rules that discriminate against tens of thousands of veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by rape, sexual assault, or harassment during military service. The lawsuit aims to end gender disparities and discriminatory policies at the VA which the organizations argue are a violation of equal protection under the law.

RSVP: If you plan on participating, please send RSVP email to media@servicewomen.org. Press materials will be sent ahead of the teleconference.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

 

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