Nationally, Jewish War Veterans lobbies on behalf of veteran’s rights and needs, and supports efforts to combat global terrorism. Jewish War Veterans work with the Jewish as well as the non-Jewish community on a daily basis in hospital, community relationships, and in legislative areas. Jewish War Veterans has created a repository documenting the proof of the service of Jews in the military in exhibits and archives in the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington, DC (http://www.nmajmh.org)
Several of the current 2018-2019 legislative priorities which our Jewish War Veterans leadership will focus on when testifying before Congress:
⦁ Jewish War Veterans strongly opposes the The Veterans Empowerment Act which aims to dismantle the VA healthcare system and charge veterans for service-connected healthcare.
⦁ Jewish War Veterans is pushing for Blue Water Navy Veterans to receive the same benefits as their fellow service members in Vietnam.
⦁ n the United States, there are nearly 6 million family caregivers taking care of sick and injured veterans. This is made so much harder for our pre-9/11 families who are not entitled to the same benefits as post-9/11 families. which is why Jewish War Veterans is demanding the passage of the Caring for Our Veterans Act.
⦁ Jewish War Veterans is encouraging the passage of the PAWS Act which will provide service dogs to veterans from approved non-profit organizations.
⦁ Ensuring Adequate Care for Our Female Veterans: Many female veterans feel that the VA’s focus towards women’s health is somewhat lacking, which is why Jewish War Veterans is supporting the Deborah Sampson Act.
⦁ Jewish War Veterans is currently spearheading a campaign to get the first US Army base in Israel in Mashabim named after a fallen American Jewish serviceman.