For Immediate Release
Contact: John Hoellwarth
National Communications Director
AMVETS (American Veterans)
AMVETS National Headquarters, April 26, 2018 – AMVETS is calling on President Trump to immediately set out on a serious, thorough, nationwide search for a well-qualified and well-vetted secretary of Veterans Affairs.
“The VA is worth saving, and the right man or woman for the job is out there. It’s going to take the president’s full effort to find the right person, but veterans are worth that effort, and frankly, they’ve always deserved nothing less,” said Joe Chenelly, AMVETS executive director.
“Personally, I’d like the president to consider a woman veteran for the position, and I believe there is great productive potential in the White House teaming with non-partisan veterans groups to discuss the characteristics and qualifications we believe a VA secretary should possess,” Chenelly said.
AMVETS is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization. It is open to and fights for all veterans who served honorably, including reservists & guardsmen. AMVETS has been a nonpartisan advocate for veterans and their families for more than 70 years. amvets.org