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!

Next CVO Meeting February 21, 2018

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations will be held in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at 7 PM on this Wednesday, February 21st.

The Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM in the same location. If you want to attend and see what the Executive Committee does, arrive at 6 PM.

The Agenda for the Membership Meeting will include a presentation on “The Right to Heal Campaign,” a campaign against the increasing privatization of the VA. We will also have reports on the Veterans Against Violence Campaign, the CVO struggle for Dental Care for Veterans and other issues of importance to Veterans and their families.

Light refreshments will be served. Parking will be validated.

Come out and support CVO!

Next CVO Meeting January 17, 2018

Happy New Year!!

The first meeting of CVO in 2018 will be held on Wednesday, January 17th at 7 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Jesse Brown VA Hospital at 820 S Damen Ave in Chicago. Arrive early if you are interested in the committees and catching up on what CVO is doing; members of the Executive Committee will be there by 6 PM.

The agenda is really exciting! We’re going to start with a presentation by veteran activist Aaron Hughes on the Right to Heal Campaign. Then we are going have Bill Luna back to make another presentation on Latino veterans. We will also be giving out coupons for free haircuts at the Hair Cuttery.

In case of inclement weather, be sure to call us at 773-243-2335 to get the latest meeting information.

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

See you on the 17th!

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Jesse Brown Veterans Health Care System Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! See Attached
  • Veteran Seniors Housing and Resource Fair See Attached
  • Mindfulness Meditation See Attached
  • VCS Canteen – Improvements/New Hours! See Attached
  • New Flu Clinic Location: Red Clinic / Module-F (1st floor/Ogden Building)
  • Flu Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Next CVO Meeting November 15, 2017

The next meeting of CVO will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on this Wednesday, November 15th, at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. We meet in the 2nd floor Prescription Room (far north section of the building). Parking in the garage may be validated.

The agenda will include a scheduled presentation entitled “Mexican Americans in America’s Defense”, reports from selected committees: (Executive, Homelessness, Newsletter, Veterans Affairs, Legal Support), and helpful information. Bring your ideas to strengthen CVO and all veterans. You may renew your 2018 membership online ( ) or at this meeting. CVO brochures are available and refreshments will be served! The following meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2018.

Come ready to network and fellowship with active veterans.

Willie Mack
CVO Chair

Next CVO Meeting at Jesse Brown VA November 15th

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Jesse Brown VA in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.

We will have parking validation.

We will have a presentation on Discharge Upgrades by Ray Parrish. Ray is a long-term member of CVO, a trained Veteran Service Officer (VSO) and an expert on Discharge Upgrades. Don’t miss his presentation!

We’ll also have updates on all the CVO activities.

As always, Coffee and Donuts will be served.

We’ll start on time, so plan to arrive early.

Bruce Parry
CVO Chair

Next CVO Meeting at Jesse Brown VA October 18th

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at Ogden and Polk in Chicago. There will be parking validation.

The agenda will include a sum-up of our work on the VA Crisis, the VA Crisis Hot Line, Homelessness, and more.

As always, Coffee and Donuts will be served.

Bruce Parry
Dr. Bruce E. Parry
CVO Chair

Stand Down for Women Vets 2014


Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00 am —3:00 pm
Jesse Brown VA
820 S. Damen Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL

  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch
  • New & Gently Used Clothing & More…
  • Resources & Health Vendors
  • Free Raffles: Winner Must Be Present to Win!
  • Special Drawing: (1) Kindle Tablet Fire (1) Flat Screen TV

It is not about
One of us!
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(312) 458—9130

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