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U.S. Veterans Know, Trust, and Need Vote by Mail Report

U.S. Veterans Know, Trust, and Need Vote by Mail

Veterans are distinctively situated to verify the security, reliability, and necessity of vote by mail.

Danielle Root, Will Goodwin

Caring for U.S. Veterans: A Plan for 2020 Report

Caring for U.S. Veterans: A Plan for 2020

Ensuring that future political leaders provide U.S. veterans with the care and benefits they have earned will require legislators to understand how and why the current system has come to be.

Lawrence J. Korb

Representation Matters: In Conversation With the Cast of Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ Podcast
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Representation Matters: In Conversation With the Cast of Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’

This week, Ed and Daniella sit down with Gloria Calderón Kellet, Justina Machado, and Isabella Gomez—the showrunner and stars of Netflix series 'One Day at a Time'—to discuss the importance of representation on their new show.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions Article
A U.S. Marine looks at his daughter for the first time with his wife during a homecoming at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, December 2016. (Getty/Sandy Huffaker)

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions

Military service members, veterans, and their families have many reasons they need leave, and, along with all Americans, need comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies.

Diana Boesch

Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the Country Fact Sheet
Copies of President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget sit on a table at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2018. (Getty/AFP/Saul Loeb)

Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the Country

Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for everyday Americans—including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, communities of color, and more.

Eliza Schultz, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick, 7 More Silva Mathema, Connor Maxwell, Heidi Schultheis, Anusha Ravi, Leila Schochet, Leonard Scott IV, Shabab Ahmed Mirza

A Crisis Moment for the LGBT Community Podcast

A Crisis Moment for the LGBT Community

Michele and Igor discuss President Trump's announcement to bar transgender people from serving—in any capacity—in the nation's armed forces.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Vets by Saving Medicaid Video

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Vets by Saving Medicaid

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Scott relies on Medicaid to help her treat injuries she sustained while on duty in Iraq.

Aki Suzuki, Michael Richardson, Rejane Frederick

The Impact of the AHCA on Veterans: State-by-State Breakdown Article
Veteran patients wait for a dental exam in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, March 9, 2017. (AP/Randall Hill)

The Impact of the AHCA on Veterans: State-by-State Breakdown

President Trump and congressional Republicans’ health care plan would take Medicaid away from more than 400,000 veterans.

Rachel West, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick

Disability Benefits Do Not Stop Men from Working Report

Disability Benefits Do Not Stop Men from Working

Disability benefits are not the cause of declining labor force participation among prime-age men.

Shawn Fremstad, Katherine Gallagher Robbins

The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work Report
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The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work

More than 1 million service members and veterans could benefit from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination.

Katie Miller

Honoring Our Veterans in 2012 Article
As we remember the countless sacrifices made by all veterans since our nation's founding, we thank those still serving on our behalf and keep them in our thoughts and prayers. (AP/ Nam Y. Huh)

Honoring Our Veterans in 2012

A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans Article
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Cultural Competency Key to Meeting the Health Needs of Latino Veterans

Amy Navvab argues that understanding the cultural differences and the unique experiences of our Latino military service members is critical to providing the care they need upon returning home from war.

Amy Navvab

Easing the Transition from Combat to Classroom Report
Developing strategies that increase the likelihood of veterans  completing their studies and earning their degrees will certainly  contribute positively to this goal and simultaneously promote national  competitiveness as well as appropriately compensating veterans for their  service. (AP/ Josh Anderson)

Easing the Transition from Combat to Classroom

Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert present the Environmental Evaluation for Veterans Index, or EEVI, which will provide higher education institutions and policymakers with the tools needed to assess campus environments for veterans.