“Strong Grassroots Lobbying Makes Congressional Leaders Listen”


    Two days ago, a Legislative Alert was sent out via The American Legion Legislative Action Center to over 3,200 subscribers concerning Senator Tom Coburn’s “holds” on two bills passed by the Veterans Affairs Committee:

     Thanks in large part to a strong grassroots lobbying effort from across the country, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senator Coburn’s staff has told The American Legion that the “holds” will be lifted and the bills will be cleared to go to the Senate floor for consideration.

     Hopefully, these bills will be public laws by Veterans’ Day, if not sooner.

     The effectiveness of the National Legislative Council and concerned Legionnaires as grassroots lobbyists is clearly outstanding and imperative to the advancement of legislative issues adopted by The American Legion National Executive Committee.



Steve Robertson, Director

National Legislative Commission

The American Legion

1608 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20006-2847