A Voice for Warriors in Washington, DC
As a voice for our nation’s warriors in Washington, D.C., we fight to address the issues that matter most to them. Using warriors’ feedback and insights, the Government Affairs team advocates for veteran policies and initiatives that make a real difference, improving the lives of millions of warriors, family members, & caregivers.
On the front lines of military and veteran affairs issues, we advocate for changes to policy and legislation impacting veterans’ mental health, access to community care, research for brain injuries, toxic exposures, transition assistance benefits and more.
We directly represent Wounded Warrior Project’s 170,000 Alumni and Family Support Members, and depending on the issue, all of our nation’s 20 million veterans.
Women represent the fastest-growing population in both military service and the veteran community – and while they are consistently and impressively breaking down barriers, women warriors still experience unique challenges and gaps in care, both in uniform and beyond.
Previous WWP research found that women warriors experience certain challenges, such as military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression at higher rates than male warriors. WWP developed the Women Warriors Initiative to better understand these issues and advocate for women warriors who have served our nation.
After surveying nearly 5,000 women warriors and holding more than a dozen roundtable discussions, the WWP Government Affairs and Research teams prepared a report and executive summary of the findings and policy-centered recommendations to combat these challenges.