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13-VVets on Nov 1, 2012

Political Group Ratings: VoteVets.org Endrosement
About VoteVets.org:
Founded in 2006, and backed by over 220,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. Statistics:
  • Over 220,000 supporters in all 50 states, including troops, veterans, military families, and their supporters
  • State Captains organizing in all 50 states
  • Over 200 interviews, news stories, and on air media appearances
  • Over 5 million voter contacts since 2006 in various forms
  • Over $30 million raised and spent since inception
Issue Advocacy:
The nature of war is changing, and the needs of veterans in the 21st century are different than in past eras. To that end, VoteVets.org has successfully fought for the following:
  • An end to wasteful spending, such as the out-of-date F-22, with a greater focus on practical equipment, such as body and vehicle armor.
  • A 21st Century G.I. Bill, to make college affordable for our returning service-members, allowing them to become part of the middle class.
  • A repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, allowing more Americans to serve in the Armed Forces, and stop the depletion of our military of essential specialists, such as translators.
  • Increased financial support for mental health care for our service members, as well as greater research and treatment of Traumatic Brain Disorders.
  • An end to the destructive "Stop Loss" policy, which involuntarily extended deployments, as well as increased time on the home front between deployments.
  • Passage of landm


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Homeland Security
    • Headline: Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending (Score: -1)
    • Headline 2: by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending (Score: -1)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
    • Headline: Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending (Answer: C)
    • Headline 2: by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending (Answer: C)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
      • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
      • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
      • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
      • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
      • E: Unsure


    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 13-VVets

    Richard Carmona s2eAZ Democratic ChallengerNov 1, 2012
    Tammy Duckworth s2eIllinois DemocratNov 1, 2012
    Bill Enyart s2eIllinois DemocratNov 1, 2012
    Tulsi Gabbard s2eHawaii DemocratNov 1, 2012
    Bob Kerrey s2eNE Democratic Challenger (previously Senator)Nov 1, 2012
    Gary Peters s2eMI Democratic ChallengerNov 1, 2012
    Tim Walz s2eMinnesota DemocratNov 1, 2012



    Republicans participating in 13-VVets



    Independents participating in 13-VVets



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 7
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 0


















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