The Coalition of Veterans Organizations is a group of individuals and member organizations whose purpose is to advocate and educate veterans and the public on issues that impact veterans and their families.
Full equality of women’s benefits and healthcare. We recognize the special needs of women veterans and the unacceptable gap between services and benefits for women and those for men. That gap must be closed immediately and all services and benefits for women made fully available immediately.
Ending the backlog of veterans’ and survivors’ benefits through Presumptive Benefits. We call on the federal government to immediately fund benefits for all veterans applying for VA disability. If they have the medical diagnosis and the military records to show they should get the benefits, then the benefits should be granted as soon as they apply. The government can figure out whether to award or disallow the benefits. That policy would end the government backlog very quickly and would make sure needy veterans get benefits in a prompt and caring manner.
End urban violence: Veterans have endured the violence of combat and know that it has no place in our communities. We have a special role to play in ending the violence on our streets. We support local and national efforts to end the violence in our cities.