via NBC 4 Washington (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 | Credit: Scott MacFarlane) Flying during the holidays is hectic for all of us. But for some passengers, the strain, struggle and stress can be more severe. A News-4 I-team investigation found a growing number of complaints against U.S. airlines by passengers with disabilities. Charles Brown, […]

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Post Date:November 27, 2019 via  “My story is one of hundreds of thousands of stories that have happened of people having to deal with broken wheelchairs, or being dropped, or having to transfer themselves down the aisle,” Shaun Castle told ABC News. In 2014, Castle joined the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally-chartered veterans […]

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Post Date:November 27, 2019 via NBC 4 Washington (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 | Credit: Scott MacFarlane) Flying during the holidays is hectic for all of us. But for some passengers, the strain, struggle and stress can be more severe. A News-4 I-team investigation found a growing number of complaints against U.S. airlines by passengers […]

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Paralyzed Veterans of America urges the public to support their fightto ensure safe and accessible air travel for all. WASHINGTON (November 14, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America is alerting the public to the challenges people with disabilities commonly face during air travel and asking for support of their efforts to ensure accessible air travel for all. This […]

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Post Date:November 4, 2019

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Excerpt via U.S. House of Representatives – Gil CisnerosRead Full Press Release: Read More WASHINGTON, DC –  Today on October 18th, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), co-chair of the Congressional ALS Caucus, introduced the “The Justice for ALS Veterans Act of 2019.” The bipartisan legislation extends benefits to the […]

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WASHINGTON (October 17, 2019) — With Paralyzed Veterans of America being the driving force behind the requirement of the Transportation Security Administration’s report, “TSA’s Improvements for Screening of Passengers with Disabilities,” the organization is hopeful that its findings that show updates to TSA’s etiquette and sensitivity training and the incorporation of best practices to address […]

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WASHINGTON (October 16, 2019) – Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Access Board’s announcement that it will undertake a study to assess the feasibility of equipping aircraft with restraint systems so that passengers who use wheelchairs can remain in them on flights: “We are pleased that […]

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WASHINGTON (October 3, 2019) — More than 40 U.S. female veterans with a range of disabilities will gather for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s WE Served, Oct. 3 to 6 in Crested Butte, Colorado. The all-expenses-paid retreat will feature workshops focused on holistic well-being and community-building in an inclusive, supportive environment. More than half of the […]

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All proceeds benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s employment program WASHINGTON, DC — Disabled veterans, along with military, business, and government leaders took to the fairways on Monday, Sept. 23 at The Golf Club at Lansdowne to raise funds for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s employment program, PAVE. The 12th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open, hosted by […]

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MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org                                              Washington, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake issued the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ announcement of its delay to include catastrophically-injured veterans from eras before 9/11 in the agency’s Comprehensive Family Caregiver Program, as required under the VA Mission Act: […]

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America held its 2019 Gala on Tuesday, Sept. 24 honoring corporations and individuals who are leading the way in championing the rights of veterans and all people living with disabilities. The evening’s honorees were U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL); Rosen Hotels & Resorts President and COO, Harris […]

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Golf Fundraiser Helps Paralyzed Veterans

Post Date:September 25, 2019

Via nbcwashington.com Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2019) — For the last 12 years, a group called Paralyzed Veterans of America has helped disabled vets find jobs after their military service ends. News4’s Megan Fitzgerald spoke with the men and women who hit the links at the organization’s annual golf tournament in Loudoun County. (Published Monday, Sep […]

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Senator will be recognized for work to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org Washington, DC (Sept. 17, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced it will honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois with the 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award during the organization’s Annual PVA Gala. From critical efforts […]

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MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America Deputy Executive Director Shaun Castle issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate passage of the  Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act (S. 1881), which would waive the TSA Precheck fee for certain eligible veterans: “Paralyzed Veterans of […]

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