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ILAP Award for Advocacy 2022

Maine Veterans For Afghans (MVFA) was recognized for their
advocacy work on behalf of Afghans overseas and in Maine
by the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) of Maine.

MVFA Receive Advocacy Award (2022) from ILAP Maine.

During 2022, Maine Vets for Afghans was constantly engaged in advocacy efforts in advancing the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) through Congress. Members of MVFA worked extremely hard on this issue both as a group and as individuals. The award was presented on May 2, 2023 during the ILAP Maine annual meeting.

Members of MVFA took part in rallies in front of the Capital building in Washington, D.C., wrote editorials to several of Maine's leading newspapers, conducted radio and TV interviews, and more. The MVFA advocacy team held several online meetings with Maine's Congressional staff about the need and importance for passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA). In addition, the advocacy team met online with both Senator King (I-ME) and Senator Collins (R-ME) asking for their support in Congress.

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) Maine


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