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2012-03-19T09:24:00Z Sign online petition at Rapid City Journal
March 19, 2012 9:24 am

HOT SPRINGS – An easy way to show your support of the Hot Springs VA is to sign an online petition recently created by Save the VA Public Relations Committee member Justin Gausman.

One way to sign the petition is to simply log on to and enter “Hot Springs VA” into the “Find” space found in the top browser bar. Another quicker way to find the link is to go to which will link you directly to the petition.

Anyone with internet access is able to sign the petition.

Concerned about privacy or security issues? Gausman says not to worry.

“ is a reputable website that has a very thorough privacy policy,” he said. Furthermore, if you receive further emails regarding other petitions at, you can simply unsubscribe from them.

Gausman said the addition of this new online petition for the “Save the VA Campaign” allows the local effort to reach a national audience.

“ has been used to get major corporations to drop a proposed $5 service charge for using debit cards, to get Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to change her position to oppose Saudi Arabian laws that restrict women from driving, to petition the MPAA to change the rating of a revealing documentary about bullying in today’s schools from an R rating to PG-13, as well as other important social & political causes,” he said.

“Americans, especially veterans, live everywhere - from those within our borders to those abroad including active duty military and international tourists. This allows for word to spread. If we want our campaign to spread nationally, we need to make it relevant to people nationally.”

Gausman added that this petition will be submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the House & Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki on or shortly thereafter the goal date of Independence Day, 2012.

“They’re not just names on a website,” Gausman said. “Every signature has as much weight as a statement on a written petition.”

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