Members of rock band DROWNING POOL and non-profit Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America's Todd Bowers, Dave Kirby of TKO and Billboard magazine editor Tamara Conniff will take part in a press conference on Tuesday, August 7 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California beginning at 1:00 p.m. PST.After returning from playing for troops overseas, DROWNING POOL was compelled to give back to those who serve our country. DROWNING POOL and Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America have launched a campaign called "This Is For the Soldiers", asking Americans to support legislation currently before Congress which addresses the urgent need to get better mental health care for veterans. The campaign includes a web site (www.thisisforthesoldiers.org) which hosts a petition urging Congress to support the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform bill. Thousands and thousands have already signed the petition. Band members and IAVA's Todd Bowers will discuss the current crisis for soldiers coming back from the war, the announcement of the band's upcoming tour supporting the IAVA and USO, their visit to D.C. in September, and plans to return overseas with the USO during the holiday season. Dave Kirby and local war veterans will discuss the activation on a local level in tour markets and how young people can make a difference in the fight for veterans' rights. For each ticket sold on the upcoming "This is for the Soldiers Tour", DROWNING POOL will donate one dollar to the IAVA and USO (.50¢ going to IAVA and .50¢ going to USO). DROWNING POOL's entire new CD, "Full Circle", is available for streaming at TuneLab Music. The album was produced by longtime friend Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, WALLS OF JERICHO), and features a collaboration track with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES' DJ Ashba.
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