The featured legislative alert on the MOAA website at http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/ is titled “Act Now to Block Harmful DoD Budget Proposals”. I would encourage everyone to go to the following site and take action by contacting Congress using the drafted message. Here’s some more information on this alert: “DoD’s FY17 defense budget proposes a number of significant changes to military pay and benefits. If enacted as a whole, these proposals will curtail the military pay raise and raise retired families’ health costs. Please use the message below to urge your legislators to avoid imposing disproportional financial sacrifices on those who serve and have served.” Here’s the link to the website to send your thoughts to Congress: http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/alert/?alertid=70211626&PROCESS=Take+Action . From here, you have to enter your zip code and then will take you to the draft correspondence. Enter your name, address, and POC information and follow the simple directions to send the correspondence. The entire process takes about 2 minutes.
There are over 29 other alerts listed on the MOAA website. Here’s the website for the list: http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/?style=D. Once at the website, you can click on the item that you’re interested in or would like to correspond with your Congressman about.
There are also 31 pieces of legislation that MOAA is supporting listed at http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/bills/ This is a great list if you’re interested in learning more about the bills. You can click on the names of the bills and learn more about each of them. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Travers at firstname.lastname@example.org.