Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Online Home for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Vote Vets launched a new blog today - VetVoice - that they describe as an online home for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. It's also for Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members, as well as veterans, their families, and their supporters.
VetVoice is where we can come together to sound off on the issues that concern all of us.

VetVoice aims to be a nexus for information and opinion on war news, war politics, deployments, optempo, veterans' issues, troops' families' issues, and more.
The blog already has a number of diaries that are worth checking out, along with links to information and resources relevant to soldiers and their families. To kick off their maiden voyage, VetVoice extended invites to some high profile people - the presidential candidates.
Last week, we invited each Democratic and Republican presidential candidate to blog on VetVoice for our launch. Using this forum, we wanted to give them a chance to tell the troops, veterans, their families, and their supporters just what exactly they plan to do on the issues about which we care.

After contacting the campaigns, seven candidates responded--six Democrats and one Republican.
They're posting the candidates statements periodically throughout the day. The following are already online: Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Ron Paul, and John Edwards.

Click VetVoice to read the other three when they become available.

(Cross-posted at Blogging for Michigan.)

This is a Blogging For Michigan Troop Care post. From November 11 through November 25, 2007, Blogging For Michigan will use 100% of every dollar received in the Troop Care fund to purchase and ship items to Michigan troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn more about BFM Troop Care here. Click here to contribute to Troop Care. Contributions are not tax deductible.


expatbrian said...

Thanks for the link Kathy. And I like your new digs!

Kathy said...

You're welcome, Expat, and thanks for noticing the changes.