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TN Advocacy in Action (AiA) 2021 Team
The MOAA Advocacy in Action (AiA) Virtual Calls for our Tennessee Senators and Congressmen wrapped up on 6/24/2021.
The TN Council of Chapters were led by President Jim Thomasson of the Memphis Chapter; the rest of the teams came from the Ft. Campbell Chapter (Nancy Mullen), the Middle TN Chapter (Scott Findley and Doug Minton), the Mountain Empire Chapter (Don Thompson), the Stones River Chapter (Pete Warner) the Upper Cumberland Chapter (Kathie Clark), with a much-appreciated assist from the Chattanooga Chapter (Chris Dooley).
The intent was to have at least one constituent calling upon each elected representative.
The following topics were discussed in the Zoom calls:
H.R. 2127/S. 927 Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act
TRICARE Parity for Young Adults
H.R. 475/S. 1972 Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act
Food Insecurity and Military Families
H.R. 2339/ S. 1488 Basic Needs Allowance Act
As of 7/13/2021 Congressman Cooper and DesJarlais have co-sponsored H.R.2436; Congressman Cooper, DesJarlais, Green, Harshbarger and Kustoff have co-sponsored H.R.2127; Congressman Cohen and Cooper have co-sponsored H.R.475; and Congressman Cohen has co-sponsored H.R.2339.
As of 7/13/2021 Senators’ Blackburn and Hagerty have co-sponsored S.437. Senator Blackburn has co-sponsored S.927 and S.1488. No TN Senator has signed on to co-sponsor S.1972.
To determine if your Representative has joined the co-sponsors on these bills go to Congress.gov | Library of Congress , and look up each bill, click on the cosponsors following the initial explanation of the bill, and then return to the initial page to lookup each additional bill.
To learn more about this initiative and then follow up by asking your Representative and Senators to get behind these bills, go online to https://takeaction.moaa.org/moaa/?1 or call their local office to make a verbal request. It is not too late to take action by asking your Representative to Co-Sponsor Bills that they have not signed on for yet.
MOAA National 2021 Legislative Team
Dan Merry - Vice President - firstname.lastname@example.org
René Campos - VA/Wounded Warrior Care - email@example.com
Mark Belinsky - Currently Serving/Retired Affairs - firstname.lastname@example.org