Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Call On Congress to Prevent Veteran Suicides

In honor of Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11), let’s come together to pay tribute to the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces; patriots who have risked their lives in service to their country and the families who support them.

Please join AFSP to ask members of Congress to support efforts aimed at reducing the high rate of veteran suicide.

We are urging our Field Advocates and their family members, friends and colleagues to call Congress through Thursday, Nov. 10, to tell them that AFSP supports our veterans year round and urges Congress to do the same by providing funding at the highest levels possible for veteran suicide prevention and education programs.

Call the toll-free phone number below through November 10. Your calls will be redirected to the appropriate offices.

  • Call 1-877-762-8762 to reach the United States Capitol Switchboard. You will be asked by an operator what office you would like to connect with. Please call three times and request to speak with each of your senators and your member of the House of Representatives.
You can find out who your members of the Senate are by visiting www.senate.gov and your member of the House of Representatives at www.house.gov.

Click here for a sample script you can use.                                 

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