Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

Take Action: Petition to #SaveMyVA from AIR Commission Closures

On March 14th, VA Secretary Denis McDonough issued recommendations destined for review by the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, a board created by the 2018 VA MISSION Act, a bill designed to promote vast privatization of VA healthcare. If approved, Sec. McDonough's recommendations would:

  • Close large segments of the VA health care system, including at least 17 integrated VA medical centers around the country including here in NYC
  • Destroy tens of thousands of union jobs in communities across the country
  • Deny veterans their preferred choice in health care providers
  • Force our nation’s heroes to find their own care from a patchwork of for-profit providers

VA leadership in Washington D.C. claims it has no choice but to follow the MISSION Act. This legislation dictates that they must close dozens of VA medical centers, clinics, treatment centers and nursing homes and drastically cut outpatient & inpatient services at hundreds of additional locations. It's time for VA workers, veterans, and all Americans to demand that our local, state, and national leaders put a stop to this assault on veterans’ care. It’s time to let the air out of the AIR Commission, halt the Senate confirmation of AIR commissioners, and repeal Title 2 of the MISSION Act. Closing VA facilities must be entirely off the table. Our promise to veterans will not be broken and this closure commission must be stopped. Click here to sign the petition!