Chapter 72 Organizing to Save the VA

December 14, 2017
Chapter 72 in Portland, Oregon recently hosted a conversation on the efforts to privatize the VA.  Veterans For Peace has a National Campaign Save the VA, Vets Say No Privatization 
Koch Brothers, Pharmaceutical Industries and Insurance Companies are all funding efforts in propaganda, legislation and political campaign donations to defund and farm out VA Healthcare to private for profit healthcare. 
Not only is this an attack on Veterans Healthcare, it is Union Busting of one of the largest employers of Veteran doctors, nurses, pharmacists, med and computer technicians, office and patient services. 
Guest Speakers: 
American Federation of Government Employees 
Ian Hoffmann AFGE Legislative and political organizer 
Dave Bump AFGE Local 2157, 2nd Vice President VBA 
Topic: Staff & Save the VA from Privatization 
Ian Hoffmann wrote, "So glad to join Brothers Dave Bump and Dan Shea at the Veterans for Peace Chapter #72 meeting tonight, to discuss building greater coalitions to save our VA. What an amazing group of activists dedicated to peace—the kind of coalitions that will save our VA and bring peace and justice to this planet."
See more on VFP's Call to Action to Save the VA