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Dear Valued Member,Exciting news: American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett is testifying before a joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs on February 24th to demand action and accountability to solve problems that have eroded trust between veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs in recent years.

We ask you to raise your voice with him.
On February 24th, while the Commander is giving his testimony, The American Legion will launch a social media “Thunderclap” so patriots all over the country can let Congress know that Americans will not accept failure when it comes to reforming VA and providing our veterans with the care they deserve. You can join us by signing up on our Thunderclap page and asking your friends to join you!

What’s Thunderclap?
Thunderclap is a tool that allows thousands of people to share the same message at exactly the same time on social media. People sign up on the Thunderclap website and give permission for Thunderclap to share a single message on Facebook and Twitter at a specified time.

If you and enough others support our Thunderclap, The American Legion will reach thousands of people and let Washington know that we expect more than words out from our elected and appointed federal leaders. We expect action.

How Do I Join?
Joining is simple. Go to our Thunderclap page and sign up with your Facebook and/or Twitter account. You can sign up from more than one account if you have them. Once you are signed up, you don’t need to do anything else. The message will automatically post to your account(s) at the correct time.

This next part is very important. When you sign up, you also have the option of creating a post to invite your friends to join as well. Please take a moment to send this invitation, as it will help us spread our important message. Maximize your social media reach and encourage others join the campaign.

If you haven’t already, you can also like our official Facebook page (American Legion Online Update) and follow us on Twitter (@AmericanLegion) to stay up to date on our progress. Like, share and retweet our posts to help spread the word.

This is a really easy way to show the National Commander that you value the work of The American Legion. America’s veterans have earned respect. They deserve the services needed to heal their wounds and return successfully to civilian life. This is non-negotiable, and all of our leaders need to honor these obligations without regard to partisan bickering or bureaucratic roadblocks. Please stand with us, amplify the Thunderclap and demand accountability.

Daniel S. Wheeler
National Adjutant
The American Legion



Thunderclap for Veterans