2018 - Present
September 9, 2018
January - June 2019
Inaugural Meeting of the MWC in Atlanta, Georgia; over 300 attendees and 17 organizations sign a MWC Letter of Committment
Communications Strategic Plan developed and delivered by BAH
MWC Steering Committee meets in DC and introduces Coalition to Members of Congress;
Coalition is invited to attend future Congressional roundtables
SOP approved by Steering Committee
Steering Committee officers voted into the newly-formed Executive Committee;
Coalition is invited to testify at hearings as a SME
Steering Committee establishes membership requirements including dues
Website is developed and launched;
Monthly Steering Committee meetings are moved to Zoom Pro
Steering Committee begins accepting new member applications and reintroduces itself to the Coalition
Annual Public Conference (held virtually due to COVID-19)
Coalition Joint Letters & Statements to VA and Congressional Leaders
Letter Demanding the Resignation of VA Secretary Wilke
Letter demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilke and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Curt Cashour resign in light of the Inspector General report that showed that both individuals deliberated attempted to publicly smear and discredit a woman who reported sexual harassment at the VA.
Letter to HASC in Support of the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act
Letter to the House Armed Services Committee in support of legislation that would create a confidential third-party reporting authority for allegations of sexual harassment would ensure that military investigators are trained in investigating sex assault cases, and would appoint a Chief Prosecutor in each service branch for cases of sexual assault and harassment.
Statement for the Record: House VA Committee Hearing on Legislative Proposals
Statement for the Record by the Military Women’s Coalition before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on July 23, 2020 to consider new legislative proposals.
Statement for the Record: House VA Committee Hearing on Sexual Assault in the VA
Statement for the Record by the Military Women’s Coalition before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations hearing, Ending Sexual Harassment in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Letter to HASC and SASC in Support of the PANORAMA ACT
Letter to the House Armed Services Committee and in support of legislation to increase transparency in the appointment process to the service academies.
Letter to SVAC and HVAC Demanding Accountability from Sec. Wilke
Sexual harassment at the VA - joint letter to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee demanding accountability from the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs for his remarks regarding a case of sexual harassment at a VA facility.
Letter to SVAC and HVAC Supporting Change to Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Letter to Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee supporting an initiative to create a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that specifically supports female service-members as they are leaving the military.
Letter to SVAC, HVAC, SecVA Regarding MST Claims
Letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and the House Veterans Affairs Committee demanding a re-look of improperly processed military sexual trauma (MST) claims.
Download the response from the VA.