Every day, hundreds of thousands of troops are fighting for our freedom across the globe. At the Auxiliary, we never stop thinking about what they face while deployed and what they will need when they return home. As advocates for our veterans, we encourage our members to contact their elected officials by phone, email or letter to implore them to keep the needs and sacrifices of our troops and their families front and center as they go about their legislative work on behalf of their constituents – that’s all of us!
The American Legion Auxiliary supports the legislative priorities adopted by The American Legion. The American Legion’s Legislative Division in Washington D.C. keeps abreast of current legislation relating to veterans’ benefits, national security, and children and youth. Auxiliary members are encouraged to subscribe to The Dispatch, published by The American Legion to keep The Legion Family aware of legislative issues and the official positions of The American Legion on those issues.
To train and inform our members to become grassroots advocates for veterans and their families with local, state, and national elected officials, supporting the Legislative agenda and initiatives of The American Legion.
American Legion Auxiliary members work to keep veterans' issues in front of legislators, strengthening our mission to serve veterans, the military and their families.Each year, the Auxiliary convenes its Washington DC Conference in conjunction with The American Legion’s annual meeting in our nation’s capital to review The American Legion’s legislative priorities and advise members how to be better advocates for those issues with their own state’s Congressional legislators. Armed with information and enthusiasm, Auxiliary members “take to The Hill” to make their voices heard. The Legislative program periodically provides members with specific reasons to contact their legislators and provides them with summaries about issues of importance to our veterans.
While we may think that one voice may not make a difference on its own, that one voice added to the voice of others with the same goals and sentiments quickly becomes a collective power of influence that can impact the decisions of our elected officials. Joining together, Auxiliary members can and do make a difference when they advocate for veterans, the military and their families.
Letting your elected officials know where you stand on important issues is integral to responsible citizenship. We make it easy. The link below takes you to a United States government website where you can email (or even tweet) your concerns and questions.
Do your part to make sure our government continues to operate as a nation under God “of the people, for the people and by the people.”
Contact your state and national elected officials today!
Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Download The American Legion Point Papers (Drop Papers)
Stay Connected Click here for up-to-date information on legislative issues currently being endorsed and supported by The Legion Family.
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Legislative National Chairman
Coral May Grout
Department of Massachusettslegislative@ALAforVeterans.org
Download 2012-2013 Legislative Plan of Action (pdf)
"Just knowing an organization like the American Legion Auxiliary exists, providing support to our military and our families even when we're gone, makes a world of difference."
- ALA member and Indiana National Guard Col. Marilyn Moores