VCHI Confirms the Civic Strength of our Veterans

Posted September 30, 2016 by Bill Rausch

If you were one of the 16,000+ people who watched our SiriusXM event on Facebook Live, you know that yesterday Got Your 6 unveiled the findings of its second annual Veterans Civic Health Index. The report confirms exactly what we already know: that veterans are the civic assets our country has been searching for!

Veterans volunteer, engage with local governments and community organizations, vote, and help their neighbors, all at rates higher than their non-veteran counterparts. For more information about the report, visit:

We released the 2016 VCHI at an event titled “Veterans: America’s Greatest Assets” at SiriusXM’s Washington, D.C. studios. The morning kicked off with a panel that included VA Sec. Bob McDonald and Janaia DeShields from Points of Lights.


We also used the day to highlight some of our outstanding nonprofit leaders, including Dave Landymore of Baltimore’s The 6th Branch, Heather Boyd of Team Red White & Blue, and Lourdes Tiglao of Team Rubicon USA.


The report has already been featured in the Washington Examiner, Military Times, Stars and Stripes, and We Are The Mighty, and it is making the rounds on social media:

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Listen to “Veterans: America’s Greatest Assets” on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124 Friday, Sept. 30 at 2pm ET and Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1pm and 9pm ET.

While yesterday wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all of Got Your 6’s amazing partners, I want to specifically thank the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and American Express for their support with the 2016 VCHI.

As we work to change the way Americans think about our veterans, days like yesterday remind me why I signed up to lead Got Your 6, and I hope it reinforces why all of our supporters are advocates for this great cause.

One team, one fight.


Bill Rausch is an Iraq War veteran and the Executive Director of Got Your 6.