Legislative action is a core pillar of the VFW that provides life changing support for its

members and the veteran community at large. Further, as the VFW leads on issues that help veterans, our leadership can inspire others to join us as Comrades in our organization. Over the

course of the next 12 months the VFW Department of New York will be working relentlessly,

fighting on issues at the state and national levels that are of dire importance to the health and

safety of our community. We will be tackling the issues of toxic exposure and the need for

presumption of benefits; VA drug over-prescribing and the suicides of veterans under VA care while seeking accountability of promises made by those in a position to influence change. Additionally, we will be working on a variety of issues that are part of the VFW National Legislative Agenda, which are needed for the betterment of our community. To that end, we will only be successful if our District Level Advocates engage with their elected officials, fighting for the welfare and benefits of our veterans and their families.

In addition, to continue empowering tomorrow's leaders, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Student Veterans of America (SVA) will once again host the 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship. This provides exemplary student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their community. This fellowship has been held annually since 2014 showing the capability of strength in numbers and joining together.

District Level Advocates Duties and Responsibilities:

● Professionalism and Bipartisan support for legislation is vital to the success of the

VFW. The District Level Advocates represent the VFW and its members and will be in

direct contact with state and federal legislators and their staff, to maintain long-term

relationships with these offices.

● Provide updates on communications with elected officials to the District and

Department Legislative Chairs,

● These individuals should adhere to the talking points provided from VFW National

and Department Headquarters

● All District Level Advocates, at a minimum quarterly, report, as required, to Department Activities Director in order to qualify for All State.

● District Level Advocates should also be encouraging all new and existing members

to enroll for the VFW Action Corps weekly, and to inspire others to become active in

fighting for veterans and their families.

VFW NY Legislative

Ann Hogancamp

Albany, NY


VFW District 11 Legislative

Eric D'Arce

(631) 896-8415



Email the legislative team: social@vfwnydist11.org


Legislative Priorities - VFW

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