We collaborate with our veteran & military allies to maximize our collective advocacy impact.  We frequently submit formal letters, with policy recommendations, to federal agencies and Congress.

OUR LETTERS TO CONGRESS

Payday Mayday

Veteran and Military organizations raise the alarm on unscrupulous practices of Payday Lenders.   The American Legion also wrote Congress to protect the payday rule

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OUR LETTERS TO VA

VA Out on a Limb

A letter from 23 military and veteran organizations to the VA https://static1.squarespace.com/static/556718b2e4b02e470eb1b186/t/5744bdfc2eeb81f2ceb68358/1464122877006/VSO+MSO+Letter+to+VA+Secretary+re+GI+Bill+oversight.Signed+%281%29.pdf

VA, Protect the GI Bill

A letter to Secretary McDonald requesting additional oversight of the GI Bill to protect veterans from predatory colleges. Signed by 23 veteran and military organizations.  

OUR LETTERS TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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OUR LETTERS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Protecting Servicemember Loan Rates

Military and veteran groups wrote to the Department of Defense thanking them for automating SCRA rights and asking for restitution to servicemembers who previously were not accorded to these rights that they were entitled to. [...]

OUR LETTERS TO THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

OUR LETTERS TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

OUR ADVOCACY

See how VES is working to advance higher education success, protecting the integrity and promise of the GI Bill.

Our Advocacy Letters

  • We collaborate with our veteran & military allies to maximize our collective advocacy impact.  We frequently submit formal letters, with policy recommendations, to federal agencies and Congress.

  • We work with Congressional Committees and Members to introduce bills, hold hearings, and urge the executive branch to protect military-connected students.

Our Work with the Executive Branch

  • We work with federal agencies to ensure military-connected students’ hard-earned education benefits are successful and effective.

Our Work with the States

  • An emerging area of our work is helping state policymakers better understand and address the need to improve college quality and accountability.