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TOMORROW: Spanberger to Host Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Central Virginia Veterans

The Congresswoman will be joined by Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to Answer Questions Directly from Seventh District Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Central Virginia veterans. The event will also be live-streamed on Spanberger’s website and congressional Facebook page.

On Wednesday, November 17, Spanberger will be joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to answer questions directly from Seventh District veterans, their caregivers, and their families.

“Central Virginia’s veteran community represents the best of our nation, and we must do everything we can to be responsive to their concerns. This interactive event will be an opportunity for our region’s veterans and their loved ones to ask timely questions related to VA benefits, backlogged claims, mental health concerns, and any other challenges they might face on a daily basis,” said Spanberger. “I am grateful to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for joining our telephone town hall and sharing their expertise. On Wednesday, I hope many of those who have served — or continue to serve — will contribute to our conversation, find our discussion helpful, and reach out to our office if they need any additional assistance.”


U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger

Ben Shaw, Central Regional Director, Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

John C. Henry, Ph.D., Assistant Regional Manager, Central Region, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

WHEN: 7:30pm-8:30pm ET, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DETAILS: To join the interactive telephone town hall, constituents should dial in to 833-380-0670. To watch the conversation live, Central Virginians can go to or Spanberger’s Facebook page during the event.

Wednesday’s telephone town hall will be Spanberger’s 19th open, public telephone town hall since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have generally focused on the impacts of the virus on Central Virginia families, healthcare professionals, small businesses, veterans, students, and seniors. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.


Central Virginian veterans are encouraged to reach out to Spanberger’s office with federal agency, program, or benefits issues. Constituents can reach out to her office by calling (804) 401-4110 or by filling out this form on Spanberger’s website

Earlier this year, Spanberger reintroduced her bipartisan legislation that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. Additionally, she reintroduced her bipartisan bill to provide federal surplus and retired computers to veterans in need.