NYC Veterans Alliance, together with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Black Veterans for Social Justice, Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC, CUNY PROVE Program, and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 72, call upon NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson to appoint new, dedicated leadership to the NYC Council Veterans Committee in the wake of former Chair Chaim Deutsch's pleading guilty to tax fraud and subsequent expulsion from the Council.
The Committee on Veterans has jurisdiction over the matters pertaining to New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services and other veteran focused issues. A new Chair of the Veterans Committee, committed to sound, ethical leadership, must be appointed immediately to develop meaningful solutions to the issues impacting our city's veterans and their families.Read more
January 14, 2021 - Yesterday, as the nation watched as he was impeached for the second time, President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 1925 / S. 898 (now known as Public Law No: 116-331), which is the culmination of more than two years of steadfast advocacy by NYC veterans and allies. This new law designates the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System, the first VA Medical Center to be named in honor of a woman who served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Updated 6/5/21 - From March 2020 through early June 2021, our veteran volunteers worked tirelessly to check in on veterans and family members in need, get aid and information to them, and find ways to assist during a historic time of urgent need. Volunteers gave hundreds of hours of their time to this endeavor. We regret that we must pause this vital program due to limited resources and reduced volunteer capacity. Thank you to everyone who has supported our work! We are in the process of transitioning our current client load to get the help they need. Please see the information below for ways you can connect with help:Read more