The veteran community is a diverse, resilient, and vital demographic in America.
Their service has built and sustained the American way of life, and their sacrifice has been woven into the fabric of our national character. As such, our nation’s veterans deserve more: more efficiency in the healthcare they utilize; more recognition for their sacrifices through sustained existing benefits and unique new ones; more direct advocacy in Washington. These are the fundamental reasons Mission Roll Call (MRC) exists.
In 2022, MRC's efforts were strategically framed around our top priorities: ending veteran suicide; ensuring veteran access to healthcare and benefits; and advocating for underserved veteran populations. We consistently raised awareness about these issues and urged policymakers toimplement practical, effective solutions.
MRC ACTION BY THE NUMBERS
Through consistent polling, outreach, and media campaigns, our aim is to give every veteran a voice. We gather and share their stories and concerns with lawmakers and interest groups who can make a tangible impact on policy that affects every veteran.
Veterans spoken to in person.
responses received on 30 MRC polls.
paid and organic impressions from over 700 posts on MRC social media channels.
potential reach from 92 media interviews.
Our Priorities in 2023
Through outreach efforts across America, polling, earned media, and our social platforms, we’ve stayed on the pulse of veterans’ needs. What we learned from our diverse community in 2022 will continue to fuel our legislative pursuits around ending veteran suicide; ensuring veteran access to healthcare and benefits; and advocating for underserved veteran populations.
THIS YEAR, WE WANT TO SEE CONGRESS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS:
Make veteran suicide prevention their #1 overall priority.
Increase funding for the VA’s Office of Suicide Prevention by 100%.
Move the VA’s Office of Suicide Prevention out of VHA to report directly to the Secretary of the VA.
Strengthen comprehensive healthcare for veterans through the Mission Act.
Develop a holistic approach to mental healthcare.