Past Event

Honoring Those Who Served

Combating Veteran Unemployment, Poverty and Homelessness with Smart Budget Choices

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As our nation winds down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home. But too many of them are returning to levels of unemployment higher than that of the civilian population, poverty, and even homelessness. What can we do to ensure they return to jobs and opportunity?

Please join the Half in Ten campaign and the Center for American Progress Action Fund where our distinguished panel will explore how we can reduce the unprecedented level of nonwar defense spending and invest in growing our middle class here at home to build greater prosperity for veterans and nonveterans alike.