Monday, October 18, 2010

The VFW National Commander Moves to Dissolve the VFW-PAC

I hate to seem to be stuck on one subject, but this is important to me and many other Combat Veterans: 

VFW National Commander Moves for Dissolution of Political Action Committee

by Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:55am
I have reviewed the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors’ response to our request to rescind this year’s Congressional endorsements.  I disagree with their assessment.

It is now evident to most of the VFW leadership, both National and especially the departments, that the VFW has been subjected to extreme negative publicity throughout the nation, and the recent endorsement decisions have, in fact, harmed the VFW’s reputation and future ability to fulfill our mission.

I cannot let this erosion of public support for our great organization continue.  The apparent lack of the committee to address these concerns will lead to a proposal by me, as Commander-in-Chief, to amend the by-laws at the 112th National Convention for the purpose of dissolving the PAC.  Meanwhile, under the authority granted to me as Commander-in-Chief in section 619 of the VFW National By-Laws and under section 620 of the Manual of Procedure, I am withdrawing all PAC appointments effective October 15, 2010.

Accordingly, I’m asking the VFW national council for a vote of “no confidence” in the VFW PAC.

Richard Eubank

I think that this is the best move the VFW National Commander could make.  It seems to be within the requests and attitudes of of its members, at least the folks at MY VFW Post.