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Military vets fight a new war: Political misinformation

Participants at recent Veterans Organizing Institute retreat in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo courtesy of Veterans Organizing Institute)

After 20 years in the military organizing troops, Gloria Hamilton is now using her military training to get more involved in causes in her community – including the upcoming election.

The retired Army veteran was one of 10 vets from around the Southeast who recently participated in a one-of-a-kind, five-day training retreat in Atlanta organized by the Veterans Organizing Institute, the training arm of Common Defense, a 501(c)4 grassroots group of progressive veterans.

This year’s midterm is an “important election,” VOI training director Janice Jamison told Atlanta Civic Circle. “There’s so much misinformation that’s happening right now.”

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