250,000 American Veterans Should Not Be Homeless

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — 28 August 2008
Contact: Michael Solomon 561-400-0670 or Bryan Rudnick 561-499-3201

***MEDIA ADVISORY***250,000 AMERICAN VETERANS SHOULD NOT BE HOMELESS

WHO:
The Circle of Friends for American Veterans
Academy Award Winner Jon Voight (featured speaker)
U.S. Representative Tom Davis (VA-11)
U.S. Representative Michael Rogers (MI-8th)
and many other notables.

WHAT:
An official Republican National Convention event hosted by the Circle of Friends for American Veterans (COFAV) to honor the contributions to America by active-duty military and American veterans. The event will include a Color Guard, speakers, and entertainment figures. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

WHERE:
Penthouse, Downtown University Club, 340 Cedar Street, St. Paul, Minn (a few blocks from the Xcel Center)

WHY:
On any given night, there are 250,000 homeless American veterans on our streets and the Department of Veterans Affairs only provides 10,000 beds. The Veterans’ Bill of Rights calls for badly needed reforms to ensure that those who served this nation in uniform, honorably and nobly are given adequate housing and mental health care.

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans (COFAV) is a non-profit organization dedicated to American veterans and to raising awareness of the problems and solutions to veterans’ homelessness. As one of the foremost veterans’ advocacy organizations in America, the COFAV has reached over 50 million people through media coverage all over America. Since 1993, this organization has conducted 46 city rallies across the nation, allowing the leaders of our country to explain what they will do for veterans, especially homeless veterans. Additionally, the Circle of Friends has conducted over 150 forums with important decision-makers from Congress and the Department of Defense.

To learn more information, please visit www.vetsvision.org