Later today, the folks at VA Is Lying will meet with VA Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss grassroots concerns of veterans struggling with the agency. I will be on the call as one of the admins of the group to discuss my concerns about Vocational Rehab.
Earlier this month, Secretary Bob McDonald agreed to break bread with administrators of the VA is Lying group, a media activist group founded by Vietnam veteran Ron Nesler.
VA IS LYING CONFERENCE
The group has successfully earned a great deal of support and media attention over the past year highlighting problems at national medical centers linked to the wait list scandal. In major metropolitan areas linked to the wait list scandal, VA Is Lying would raise gifts to fund billboards put up in that respective area.
The beleaguered VA Secretary has agreed to discuss areas of concerns highlighted by the controversial group. Stay tuned.
Yours truly is participating in the discussion. My talking point deals with VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and their repeated failure to properly assess the feasibility of a veteran’s vocational goals prior to denying reasonable Voc Rehab goals.
Some other participants will discuss other areas of concerns generally blown off by traditional multi-million dollar veteran organizations more concerned with raising funds than doing the right thing for veterans.
This conversation serves as an important first step for agency leaders offering to cooperate with a grassroots veteran group not sold out to the Iron Triangle myth.