Current Call to Action – August 6, 2019
On July 11th, 8 Senators and 26 House members co-signed a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie directing the Secretary to place the Ability One Program in front of Vets First (see attached). This is in spite of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kingdomware Technologies vs the United States and the more recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in PDS Consultants vs United States & Winston-Salem Industries. This is the most blatant attack on Vets First NVSBC has seen since VETS First was established in 2006. NVSBC has never seen an instance where members of Congress direct a Secretary to BREAK THE LAW as interpreted by the Courts!
Attached is the letter sent to SECVA by the members. Also attached is our NVSBC letter to each signer of the Congressional letter. If you are in a state or district where your member of Congress signed the letter YOU need to call, write, visit your member and staff and tell them you DO NOT support this action. Ability One is just one organization which has attempted to abolish Vets First. If we do not fight this and have our collective voices heard, other groups will be emboldened! We need EVERY SDVOSB/VOSB to make their voices heard!
Past Call to Action