Legislative Alert

Posted on June 29th, 2017

We need everyone to contact their member of Congress and ask them to support The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. This Act, if passed, would honor the Legion for its 100 years of service by directing the U.S. Mint to issue a variety of special limited edition commemorative coins available for purchase during 2019. Congress only authorizes two coins per year and one has already been for 2019, so there’s only one left. And the Legion has strong competition!

Your Member of Congress will be home for the July 4th week. This serves as an opportunity to personally contact them while they’re home.

If you are unable to contact your Member directly, please call their congressional office and ask to speak with their Veterans Affairs staffer. Contact information for all offices, if needed, can be found by entering your zip code here: http://capwiz.com/legion/dbq/officials/
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The House bill is H.R. 2519 and the Senate bill is S. 1182. A one-pager explaining this legislation is available here:https://drive.google.com/open…

Tell them that:

“The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act provides Congress with a valuable way to thank the Legion for its service to our nation, and to invest in our shared values. We hope that you will join with us to support this legislation.”

Senators Young (IN) and Donnelly (IN) are leading the bill on the Senate side and Reps. Roe (TN) and Walz (MN) are leading the House companion bill.

Your Council Vice Chairman will follow this email up with a personal phone call to you in the near future to offer any assistance necessary.

If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact either myself or Jeff, our Grassroots Coordinator located in our Washington DC office. We’d be glad to assist you. I can be reached at dmoss2@windstream.net or 706.463.1674. Jeff at jsteele@legion.org or 202.263.2987.

Thank you for your willingness to assist us in this important effort. We know we can count on you to help.

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