Growing up in a military family, I was taught that it is a duty and a privilege to fight for what matters. I take that message with me every day on the campaign trail.
As we head into Memorial Day Weekend, I'm thinking about the 725,000 veterans call Virginia home, including the 19,300 that live in Bedford, Campbell and Franklin counties and the City of Lynchburg.
They’ve served in every conflict since World War II, represent all branches of the military, and come from all walks of life. And they deserve elected officials that will fight for policies that honor their sacrifice.
I am committed to honoring our military families and making real legislative progress that will enable our Veterans to succeed in civilian life. That means:
Fighting for rural broadband expansion, so that veterans can access telemedicine to get faster, lower cost, and more effective healthcare services.
Ensuring clean air and clean water, and protecting our public lands for recreational activities such as hunting and fishing.
Expanding mental health and opioid treatment services, so that our veterans get the support they need in times of crisis.
Promoting affordable housing options, to ensure that service members transitioning out of the military find stable housing for their families.
If you can’t make a donation at this time, that’s okay. I hope you'll join me this weekend taking time to remember the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our most precious American values.