Both of Jim’s parents were World War II veterans. He knows how proud they were of their service to this country, and he is proud to support all those who served our country.
Jim believes we owe our active duty and reserve troops as well as our veterans enormous gratitude. It’s a requirement to show them support during their service and after which means ensuring they get the benefits and care they earned.
Supporting and fixing problems in the Veterans Administration (VA) system is a top priority. Jim believes no veteran should have to wait for the care they need. But we shouldn’t allow this as an excuse to impose an extreme agenda and privatize the entire VA.
Veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention initiatives are critical because risk for suicide is higher for veterans than civilians. This is a crisis, and they need Congressional support for a smooth transition from active duty to the civilian world.1
Jim fully supports federal efforts to help veterans find work when they return to civilian life. As Mayor, Jim has managed similar efforts to connect those in need with service providers’ placement services so they can get back on their feet and live independent and happy lives.
One party is controlling Washington today, and they’ve made their agenda perfectly clear: cut healthcare, give irresponsible tax breaks to their wealthy donors and further divide America.
Enough is enough. D.C. could use some adult supervision.
On May 22nd let’s nominate Democrat Jim Gray.