Next CVO Meeting June 20, 2018


The next meeting of CVO is on Wednesday, June 20th at 7 PM at Jesse Brown VA (820 S Damen in Chicago) in the 2nd floor Conference Room.

The agenda will include an update on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and an update on the CVO Flipcause Fundraising Campaign. We will also talk about the struggle against VA privatization.

Additionally, we will have a report on the fight for Dental Care for veterans. Attendees are encouraged to bring in any article, email, or other communication from a national veterans’ organization regarding HR 4556 on Dental Care. We need to see what other organizations are doing about this issue.

As usual, pizza will be served and parking will be validated.

Come and support CVO!

CVO marches with Poor People’s Campaign to Illinois State Capitol


CVO marches with the Poor People’s Campaign to the Illinois State Capitol on May 28, 2018.

Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2018 Photos

CVO Members and Organizational Members march in the Chicago Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2018.

The Right to Heal VA Campaign (RTH) at Jesse Brown VA

rth_bannerThe Right to Heal VA Campaign (RTH) is calling on all veterans that care about saving the VA to join us tomorrow at a hearing on VA privatization and why it is not the solution. At the hearing we will make a call to action and announce an informational picket and press conference at Federal Plaza on Friday.  Details below.

Call to Action & Workers’ Rights Board Hearing

Where: Conference Room, Second Floor, Damen Building
Jesse Brown VA, 820 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
When: 4:30PM | Thursday, May 17, 2018
RSVP by mailing Right to Heal <> or join the event on Facebook

On May 17th, join us as the Right to Heal Campaign announces a call to action and next steps in the fight to unite veterans and VA workers to save the VA and fight back against privatization. After the announcement the Workers’ Rights Board will hold a hearing to discuss what VA privatization would mean for veterans. The hearing will feature experts in the field of VA care, veterans speaking to their experience of using both the VA and the private sector, and VA employees who have dedicated their lives to serving veterans.

Save The VA Press Conference and Informational Picket
Where: Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603
When: 10AM | Friday, May 18, 2018
RSVP by mailing Right to Heal <> or join the event on Facebook

The Save The VA Coalition and the Right To Heal VA Campaign will be holding an emergency press conference and informational picket to oppose H.R. 5674. The bill backed by the Trump adminstration and the Koch front group, Concerned Veterans of America would expand private healthcare vouchers at the expense of the VA healthcare system and give unprecedented powers to the VA secretary to make drastic changes, including authority to outsource/privatize services of VA healthcare without oversight or congressional approval.

With the firing of VA Secretary David Shulkin for not advancing a privatization agenda quickly enough and with continued disarray within the Trump administration in finding a replacement for Shulkin, we believe it is the worst possible time to give Trump such powers to change VA healthcare. We will be demanding that Senator Duckworth and Durbin hold the line against these terrible bills and vote no on these bills and other efforts to privatize the VA.

RSVP by emailing Right to Heal <> or join the events on Facebook Right to Heal Hearing at the Jesse Brown VA & Save the VA Press Conference at Federal Plaza.

Veterans & VA Workers
United to Save the VA!

In Memory of John Monaghan – 1946 – 2018

john_m_remember_2018It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of John Monaghan, Vice President of Veterans for Unification. John was an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and a veteran activist. John orchestrated a one of a kind veterans march event in downtown Chicago about a decade ago with his daughter Jessica and Alderman Dick Mell. Funeral arrangements for John: Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25, at Hursen Funeral Home, 4001 Roosevelt, Hillside Il.
For memorial Service information, contact Hursen Funeral Home, Hillside, 708-547-8200

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