Greetings AMVETS Department Leaders,
As your National Legislative Affairs Associate, I look forward to meeting you at the upcoming AMVETS 75th National Convention, August 21-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. In the meantime, enclosed you’ll find 19 resolutions for your review and consideration at state-level department conventions.
The resolutions are arranged by subject matter. The majority originated at headquarters (HQ) and are being sent in accordance with AMVETS Constitution and Bylaws. Most are current and expiring, because they were passed at the 2017 AMVETS National Convention, but need to be renewed after two years. Since the issues they deal with remain important to veterans and our work on Capitol Hill, I hope you’ll support their re-authorization. Only one of the resolutions is being proposed by HQ for the first time. It deals with post-traumatic growth and promising new approaches to treating the mental health needs of veterans.
Should you have any department-led resolutions you would like distributed to other states, please don’t hesitate to send them along. I would like to email them early next month, prior to the start of state conventions.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-832-2982.
Respectfully,Thomas HimesAMVETS Legislative Affairs Associate