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Policy & Government Affairs

ADVOCATING FOR WARRIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Our Policy and Government Affairs team provides wounded service members, veterans, and their families a voice. We work with Congress and the Federal government to promote forward-looking policy such as the landmark Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 which was signed into law by President Obama. We are creating, advocating, and lobbying for new legislation that may positively impact a warrior's quality of life while keeping our community informed about changes in laws and regulations.

Our work includes fighting for policy and legislative improvements that aid in:

  • Closing gaps and eliminating barriers to improved mental health care for warriors, their families, and caregivers;
  • Fostering the economic empowerment of warriors through policy initiatives to eliminate educational and employment barriers;
  • Helping ensure access to optimal, long-term rehabilitative care for severely wounded warriors, and needed supports for their caregivers;
  • Improving the effectiveness of government programs that were established to help warriors and their families transition from active duty to successful community reintegration.

As a VA accredited organization, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has experienced staff members to aid veterans with their VA claims and benefits. For assistance, please email our service team at wwpservice@woundedwarriorproject.org.

Are you a warrior who is interested in sharing your story to help improve the transition for other Wounded Warriors? Are you a family member who has experience navigating the complex systems of transition? If any of our policy initiatives echo your personal experiences and you’re interested in becoming more involved with policy and government affairs, contact our team to share your story by sending an email to advocacy@woundedwarriorproject.org. Be sure to include your name and tell us what policy initiatives you’re passionate about and why.