CVO at the Cook County Budget Hearing October 28, 2013. Photos by Curtis Kojo Morrow.
Once again, it’ time to stand up and be counted!
CVO is holding a Press Conference and action on the 5th Floor of the County Building (that’s the other half of City Hall at Randolph and Clark) at 9 AM, Monday, October 28th. We’ll be in the hall outside Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office. We will then proceed into the Budget Committee Open Hearings which are at 10 AM. We will testify that we as veterans and the people of Cook County need the Cook County Board to properly and adequately fund and staff the VACCC to assist the neediest veterans! They must not balance the budget on the backs of our veterans! As you know, the VACCC serves veterans in immediate need by providing funds for utilities, rent or mortgage and transportation. They also provide training and other employment services.
Stand tall and come out and be part of this Press Conference! Please notify members of your organization. We need all veterans to support this action by CVO so that the members of the Cook County Board see that veterans are engaged with this issue! Be there early so we can begin on time and be ready to go into the Open Hearings and testify!