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

May 25, 2021
Local Issues

During Thursday’s Interactive Event, the Congresswoman will be Joined By Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to Answer Questions Directly from Seventh District Veterans

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall on Thursday, May 27 focused on issues facing Central Virginia veterans. The virtual event will also be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s website and Facebook page.

During the event, Spanberger will be joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to answer questions directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Virginia veterans and their families. 

Additionally, Spanberger will deliver an update on her ongoing priorities in the U.S. House on behalf of Central Virginia’s veterans. Last month, Spanberger reintroduced her bipartisan legislation that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service.

“Those who’ve put on the uniform deserve our strongest possible support, and they deserve the full benefits they’ve earned through their selfless service and sacrifice. The COVID-19 crisis created many challenges for Central Virginia’s veterans — and for many of their families, the pandemic ushered in a new period marked by tremendous hardship and stress. During Thursday night’s event, I hope to hear from many of our region’s veterans about their personal experiences and any issues they are having related to the VA, their benefits, their ability to access healthcare, and more,” said Spanberger. “Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve been proud to watch my team address the concerns of many Virginia veterans, but I know our nation still has a long way to go in fully honoring and recognizing their service. I look forward to hearing from many of our district’s bravest citizens this week, and I’d like to thank the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for lending their voice to this event.”


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: 6:00pm-7:00pm ET, Thursday, May 27, 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 /live or Spanberger’s Facebook page during the event.

Thursday’s telephone town hall will be Spanberger’s 15th open, public telephone town hall since the COVID-19 pandemic began. These events have focused on the impacts of the virus on Central Virginia families, healthcare professionals, small businesses, students, and seniors. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.


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