Arizona Republic reporter Richard Wagner today detailed the VA's failure to acknowledge our claims, covering the recent Society of Toxicology conference in Phoenix.
There, C-123 veterans detailed the VA deceptions preventing us from VA medical care.
Wagner covered the C-123 veterans because there were local folks affected by the story, and because the injustice piled on them by the VA was credible and wrong. Wagner was contacted, the issue explained, and like other good journalists he checked into it himself and the result was extensive, state-wide coverage of the VA failures to treat our exposure claims properly.
News coverage brings us the results we need. We must get the word out to our community. It took one email, one phone call, and now thousands more citizens know of our problem...and so do the legislators who serve them!
Twenty articles. Instigated by one C-123 veteran.
Special skills required = zero
Effort required = give the paper a call, write a note asking for coverage (you can do this!)
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