VIPMOAA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:
CHAIRMAN: COL Jim Pauls, USAF (Ret.), firstname.lastname@example.org
VICE-CHAIRMAN: COL Joe Syslo, USAF (Ret.) email@example.com
Dr. Bill Tunner
COL Boyd Nix, USAF, (Ret.)
COL John Harms, USMC, (Ret.)
LTC Stan Gorrell, USA, (Ret)
INVOLVED IN STATE LEGISLATION
Virginia state (commonwealth) legislative issues are worked through the Joint Leadership Council (JLC) of Veterans Service Organizations (VSO). MOAA is one of the larger VSOs, and through the Virginia Council of Chapters takes a leadership role in establishing objectives. Each year objectives are established so that the VSOs are speaking with one voice on state legislative issues.
State legislative objectives can be found on the VCOC MOAA website, VirginiaMOAA.com, in state legislative section (you may use this link) http://virginiamoaa.com/statelegislative/objectivescurrentyear.html
On January 21, 2018, VIPMOAA members attended the Virginia Council of Chapters Meeting in Richmond Virginia. While there, they were able to personally meet with Virginia legislative members to discuss upcoming legislative issues that impact veterans. Pictures above include Sen. Monty Mason (D-1), and Del. Brenda Pogge (R-96).
On January 22, 2018, VIPMOAA members met with eight Virginia Legislative members to further discuss veteran issues. Pictured are VIPMOAA members with Sen Siobhan Dunnavant (R-12) and Del. Keith Hodges (R-98).
Representative Wittman emphasized the need for “constituency activism and feedback”! So we all need to do our part. Here are email addresses for our Senators and House Representatives who represent the Districts within our chapter’s geographical boundaries. Please take a few minutes to contact them!:
Senator Warner: www.warner.senate.gov : click on “Contact Us” button on Top Right of web page and, when asked about “Comment ID” use the “Defense” topic.
Senator Kaine: www.kaine.senate.gov : click on “Contact Him” at top of page, use “Military/Armed Services/Defense” topic heading.
Rep Rob Wittman: www.wittman.house.gov : follow instructions
Rep Bobby Scott: www.scott.house.gov : follow instructions
Rep Scott Rigel: www.rigel.house.gov: follow instructions
Sign up for National MOAA Weekly Legislative Updates at their webpage.