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Veterans, families, and supporters near San Francisco, CA – have your day in court!
Date Wednesday August 12
Time 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Details
The James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 7th street, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Court Date
Organizer/AuthorSandy Cook
Emailscook [at] vuft.org
Phone805-783-1951
Address1488 Smith St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Public Service Announcement and Media Release: Veterans, families, and supporters near San Francisco, CA – have your day in court!

The event: Veterans For Common Sense et al. v. Peake (Department of Veterans Affairs)

WHERE: The James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 7th street, San Francisco, CA

WHEN: 0930 - WHENEVER on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

HOW: Get Directions

BACKGROUND: What This Case Is About

Many veterans who have fought in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, as well as those who served in earlier conflicts, are not being given the disability compensation, medical services and care they need. A much higher percentage of these Veterans suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than Veterans of any previous war, due to the multiple deployments many are serving, the unrelenting vigilance required by the circumstances, the greater prevalence of brain injuries caused by the types of weaponry in use.

Despite this, the Department of Veterans' Affairs is failing to provide adequate and timely benefits and medical care. This federal lawsuit, on behalf of all Veterans with pending claims based upon PTSD, regardless of the conflict in which they served, is for declaratory and injunctive relief, based primarily on the due process clause of the Constitution. It leads the way for all Veterans with pending VA Claims.

If you are a Veteran, family member, or supporter who agrees with this lawsuit, and you reside in the vicinity of the San Francisco METRO area, WE need you to show up to give Veterans for Common Sense (VCS), and Veterans United for Truth (VUFT) moral support. The class-action lawsuit is going for oral arguments before the 9th Circuit in San Francisco on 12 August.

There are thousands of Veterans in the SF area. We need Veterans and families in the Golden Gate region to rally en mass attending that hearing. Having a large number of you wearing something that identifies you as a VETERAN show up with dignity inside and outside that courtroom would send a strong message that the Veterans of California are serious about fixing systemic problems at the VA, and are outraged by how the nation and our government is treating us.

Get the details of the case so far.

Media Points of Contact in California if you plan to attend or have questions:

Bob Handy at bhandy@vuft.org or Sandy Cook at scook@vuft.org Veterans United for Truth California office.

The VCS contact in Washington, DC is Paul Sullivan at paul@veteransforcommonsense.org

Media Contact Phone: (805) 783-1951, Mr. Sandy Cook

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 19th, 2009 4:39 AM
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