WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 24, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America National Vice President and Chair of its Anita Bloom Women Veterans Health Committee Tammy Jones this week released the following statement applauding the Senate for passage of the Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans Act (also known as the MAMMO Act). […]

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WASHINGTON, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers – today announced it received a donation of more than $1 million from long-time partner and veteran supporter Penske Automotive Group. The amount includes donations from Penske Automotive Group and Premier […]

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PVA Partners with Excelsior College

Post Date:March 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 16, 2022) – Paralyzed Veterans of America announces a new partnership with Excelsior College – a private online higher education institution based in upstate New York – to help bring practical adult education directly to America’s veterans. As part of the collaboration, Excelsior College is providing PVA members, their spouses and domestic […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America – the nation’s premier nonprofit of choice for disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers – today announced the formation of a committee to represent the interests of veterans with multiple sclerosis. As the only veteran service organization specializing in helping veterans with MS, PVA created […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 14, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown released the following statement in response to today’s Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) health care infrastructure recommendations to the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission. “Paralyzed Veterans of America has grave concerns about the recommendations released today by the VA that some […]

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  WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 11, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake today released the following statement on this week’s nomination of Shereef Elnahal to serve as Under Secretary for Health of the Veterans Health Administration and Ray Jefferson to serve as Under Secretary for Benefits of the Veterans Benefits Administration. “The […]

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WASHINGTON, March 9, 2022 — West Point graduate, leading veterans advocate, and Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake today released the following statement on his nomination to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission – an independent, bipartisan group nominated by the President and approved by the Senate to […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (March 9, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of his intention to nominate PVA Executive Director Carl Blake to serve on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission – an independent, bipartisan group established by the […]

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February 24, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 200050   Dear President Biden: Congratulations on signing the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law.  We thank you for your tireless efforts to deliver this promise to the American people.  In addition to providing generational investments […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America and Democracy Forward submit petition to the Department of Transportation to implement improved air travel processes for people with disabilities, then release joint statement Washington, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Paralyzed Veterans of America petitioned the Department of Transportation today to initiate rulemaking authority that would implement improved standards and requirements […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America teamed up with RGT Cycling and Echelon Racing League to launch a new handcycling avatar in RGT’s virtual cycling platform. The avatar is the first ever designed to represent paracyclists in a virtual platform. WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to be more inclusive and recognize cyclists of all abilities, Paralyzed […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Feb. 7, 2022) – Leading veterans service organizations (VSOs) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) – today released The Independent Budget Recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FY 2023 and FY 2024. The report serves as a roadmap to […]

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 5, 2021)— Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown today released the following statement on the passing of long-time public servant and PVA supporter Senator Bob Dole: “PVA joins the nation in mourning the passing of Senator Bob Dole and extends our heartfelt prayers to Senator Elizabeth Dole and the entire Dole Family. Prior to becoming one of America’s longest-serving U.S. Senators, […]

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In our highly mobile society, air travel is unquestionably the fastest way to get to our destination, but it is ill-equipped for millions of people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. Air travel is a broken system in need of attention, as the recent death of disability rights activist Engracia Figueroa illustrates. Figueroa’s careless mistreatment at […]

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As the busiest travel season of the year kicks off, Paralyzed Veterans of America calls on public to join their fight for change   WASHINGTON (November 17, 2021) – This year’s holiday travel season marks the 35th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act, which legally began the move toward accessible air travel, and Paralyzed […]

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