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Attending "Veterans Campaign" workshop at George Washington University

The Legion is present at the “Veterans Campaign” workshop at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The two-day event is dedicated to veterans who wish to continue their national service by running for political office. Speakers include several Congressmen who are military veterans, prominent military press representatives and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, an Iraq War veteran and son of Vice President Joe Biden.

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Attending "Veterans Campaign" workshop at George Washington University

The Legion is present at the “Veterans Campaign” workshop at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The two-day event is dedicated to veterans who wish to continue their national service by running for political office. Speakers include several Congressmen who are military veterans, prominent military press representatives and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, an Iraq War veteran and son of Vice President Joe Biden.

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Attending House hearings on the impact of political developments in Egypt and Lebanon on U.S. foreign policy

Jeff Steele, assistant director of the Legislative Division, is attending House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings on the impact of political developments in Egypt and Lebanon on U.S. foreign policy.

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Attending House committee hearing concerning JPMorgan Chase’s alleged violations of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Legion staff is attending a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing concerning JPMorgan Chase’s alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. An executive vice president of the mammoth bank is being questioned about unlawful practices that led to some active-duty servicemembers wrongly losing their homes.

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Attending House hearings on the impact of political developments in Egypt and Lebanon on U.S. foreign policy

Jeff Steele, assistant director of the Legislative Division, is attending House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings on the impact of political developments in Egypt and Lebanon on U.S. foreign policy.

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Participating in panel discussion on veterans unemployment

Joe Sharpe, director of the Legion’s Economic Division, is one of five panelists participating in an ecologically oriented conference concerning veterans unemployment today. Moderated by the Sierra Club, the “Easing the Transition Home for Veterans through Good, Green Jobs” panel discussion is concentrating on employment challenges faced by veterans and solutions offered by emerging opportunities in the “green economy.”

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Inviting non-profit organizations to exhibit during the 2011 National Convention

Invitations are arriving to over 50 non-profit organizations asking them to exhibit at The American Legion’s National Convention next August in Minneapolis. These organizations are previous Child Welfare Foundation grant recipients, and exhibiting at national convention provides opportunity for them to highlight to Legion members many of the issues facing children today.

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Meeting with White House officials regarding employer incentive program benefitting veterans

The Legion’s Economic Division director, Joe Sharpe, is among those meeting with White House officials today in an effort to persuade the Obama administration to continue an employer incentive program that benefits veterans. The congressionally authorized Work Opportunity Tax Credit rewards private-sector businesses that hire individuals from a dozen targeted groups, including veterans with service-connected disabilities

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System Worth Saving site visits to Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tucson VA medical centers

Members of the Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force are inspecting VA medical facilities in Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tucson today. The SWS team works with VA officials to assure the best medical care possible is available to America’s veterans.

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Evaluating designs for 2011 Legacy Run challenge coin

National Headquarters staff are evaluating designs for The American Legion 2011 Legacy Run challenge coin.

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