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Face to face on Capitol Hill: DAV mid-winter conference 2005.

As we move into an uncertain future, veterans programs remain an all-too-common target of congressional budget cuts. With substandard funding for VA health care increasing more with each passing year, veterans must clearly say that enough is enough and take their call for increased funding to the halls of our national government.

DAV members can help develop solutions by attending DAV's Mid-Winter Conference, March 6-9, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Attending the Mid-Winter Conference will provide valuable insights into the critical issues facing you and your families. Find out where your elected representatives stand on veterans issues and frankly tell them what you think should be done to preserve and protect your hard-earned rights and benefits.

Join National Commander James E. Sursely and hundreds of representatives from DAV Chapters and Departments across the country as the Commander delivers the DAV's Legislative Presentation to a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on Tuesday, March 8, 2005. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Main Caucus Room, Third Floor Cannon, Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

The DAV Mid-Winter Conference, held in conjunction with the Commanders & Adjutants Association annual meeting, begins on March 6, 2005. Featured at the Mid-Winter Conference are a series of exciting and informative workshops and meetings, which will give you an in-depth perspective covering several critical issues, including:

* Legislation and policies affecting services and programs for disabled veterans and their families;

* Federal funding for veterans programs and services;

* Membership Participation

* Voluntary Services

With the National Commander's Legislative Presentation scheduled for Tuesday, you'll have plenty of time for face-to-face visits with your elected representatives on Capitol Hilt and personally deliver the DAV's message to your members of Congress and key members of their staffs that day.

Those attending should contact their elected officials to set up an appointment to discuss issues concerning disabled veterans. DAV and Auxiliary members wishing to stay at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City may make reservations by sending in the completed registration coupon on this page or by calling the toll-free number provided. Room availability is limited, so reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Title Annotation:Disabled American Veterans
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Date:Jan 1, 2005
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