Minority Affairs

Minority Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR I am indebted to the delegates at the 2019 VVA National Convention who supported MA-15, the Korean American Vietnam War Veterans resolution. It showed your support for the Minority Affairs Committee.…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR On April 13 the veterans of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment were honored with their own National Borinqueñeer’s Day. The FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which became law on January…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update March/April 2021

March 29, 2021

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR I’d like to share the highlights of the past two years. Coming out of the 2019 Convention in Spokane, we were energized by the delegates’ unanimous support of the committee’s resolutions.…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update January/February 2021

February 6, 2021

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The VVA Minority Affairs Committee continues to support self-determination for Puerto Rico based on its citizens’ military contributions to the nation. We need the entire veterans community and their families to…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2020

November 25, 2020

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR Recently, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) took a significant step toward initiating a serious process of self-determination and decolonization that puts the people of Puerto Rico at the…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee would like to share with you an article that the VVA Veterans Benefits team put together concerning minority veterans. It has taken a pandemic, murders, riots, and…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2018

February 21, 2019

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee seminar at the Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs was a great success. We hope to present information from it in future issues of The Veteran…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee continues to prepare for our diversity seminar at the Leadership & Education Conference in July. It promises to be an educational piece for all veterans, more so…

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The new year promises to be a great one for the Minority Affairs Committee. When we asked State Council Presidents to provide a rough count of minority members, the question caused…

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Minority Affairs Committee is starting the new administration preparing plans for the new tenure, and including a greater diversity of veterans.  (more…)

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