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The Role of DAV Veterans Advocates

Advocating For Veterans Everywhere

Fighting for the rights of veterans.

For more than 100 years, DAV has been a strong and influential voice for veterans’ rights and benefits. Today, DAV continues the mission, fighting on Capitol Hill for the rights of veterans, informing the public and lawmakers of the challenges veterans face —and rallying Americans to join the cause.


Our Work Today

We believe that America’s more than 4.7 million disabled veterans should have access to meaningful benefits and programs that address their service-connected illnesses and injuries.

Through DAV’s efforts, legislation continues to be passed that protects veterans’ benefits and rights—from enhancing survivor benefits to improving mental health services and suicide prevention efforts. DAV also advocates for productive solutions with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

With more than 1 million members, DAV’s powerful voice ensures that veterans are heard at the local, state and federal levels. You can stay informed and take action by joining DAV CAN (Commander’s Action Network).

How DAV Is Making An Impact With
Real Veterans


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