The veterans of this great nation are not only of the utmost importance, they are an integral part of our community in district 52. Over 240,000 residents in San Diego are veterans and thousands more are active duty military. In addition, countless individuals are direct family members of our vets. Not only does our community depend on our heroes, but a large portion of our community and economy are dedicated to serving them. Stand with Judah Hosanna and stand up for our vets.
Our vets and their families face a very unique way of life that most fail to comprehend, but it's a way of life that every military family knows too well. Family separation is at the forefront of these challenges, and with this challenge comes bags of other obstacles that military families must address even after separation from active duty. Child care continues to be a leading factor that vets and their families have to overcome. This problem in itself has forced many to separate from service just due to the lack of care for children during long deployments. In addition, the lack of child care opportunities has put many military families in a place where they are forced to struggle financially because of spouses being unable to work. Education and counseling for children of active duty and vets is also a leading issue that needs to be addressed yet is never talked about. What impact does it have on a child when one parent is called to duty for months, sometimes over a year at a time? Some as myself would argue that just one deployment can last a lifetime for a child. This is why we need more family focused programs to address issues such as these outside of just the military sector. It should be a requirement that public schools offer the necessary counseling and support for a child who is facing or has faced these type of obstacles. Take it from me being a military spouse myself, the effects that this way of life has on our children and our families makes more of an impact than most are willing to admit. I have listed only minimal issues that need to be addressed, but there are so many more. Send me to congress. I will fight for your families!
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In a world of quick fix solutions, many veterans have been left ill-equipped to cope with very real problems that linger after service. Our vets mental health should be at the forefront of our priorities, yet sadly many are forced into the isolation of dealing with issues by themselves through lack of support, not enough resources, and minimal counseling opportunities. Bringing this area of support into center focus is a top priority for me and I have come up with a substantial plan to give our vets the help they need. In addition I have proposed a new bill that would be submitted to congress upon my first day in office called the "ROCK" act- Real Opportunities, Constructive Care, and, Knowledge for vets, active duty members, and their families.
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Our aging veterans face unique challenges that need to be addressed in veteran healthcare reform. We've all heard the traditional "more money needed" slogans, and "Better care for our vets." The problem with all of these politicians is that they are disconnected from reality. They think every problem can be fixed from the macro level, when in fact real change comes from changes often overlooked. Due to age and inhibitors, it is very common for our elderly vets to miss check-ups and fail to get timely care. In addition the fragmentation of the healthcare system as a whole fails our vets who need the system to work properly. Lack of care coordination is one of the leading factors in a failed mission. Another drastic factor that is often overlooked is mobility issues. We claim as a nation that the VA is there for our vets, but who's there for them when they can't get to the VA? Another major factor that I fail to understand how it has been overlooked is the topic of military retirement healthcare v.s. partial service healthcare. Not every vet puts in twenty years, but that doesn't make them less qualified to receive coverage. Yet the way the system is built fails to address the fact that many of our aging vets still have to pay for health care and can't afford it. Its just not right. These are important issues that need to be addressed and I have so many more to bring forward. Lets show our vets that we still care and fix this broken system.
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Please tell me why? Why is it, that in this hour I still see homeless vets on the street? How is it that with so much talk about honoring those who serve and have served that we let our heroes slip through the cracks of bureaucracy in our society? How is it that the federal government can spend billions of dollars helping foreign countries yet the government can't seem to find the money to fix this tragic crisis. How is it that those who some how seem to navigate the broken governmental system to help, have to sit on waitlists for years at a time. How is it that the government can write billion dollar prison construction checks but not build more beds for our vets? These are just some of the tragic and fundamental questions that need be asked. Up until this point no-one has been willing to ask these tough questions, even though we all talk about them behind closed doors. At some point we have lost faith that anything will change. We have lost faith that our government has the same concerns that we do. You have my solemn vow to address these issues and to fight for our vets until my very last breath!
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Many veteran and active military families struggle to meet their basic needs. Although progression has been made in the past couple decades it's just not enough! Many families have more than one dependent with only one individual working in the household. In addition, the average family size of a military family unit is five individuals. I have personally talked to many active duty and veteran families. Almost each and every one of them has said the resources provided for their family is barely enough to survive. This is beyond unacceptable! If elected to congress I will be asking some serious questions that the government has refused to answer. How come BAH rates are at the lower spectrum of rental rates in a geographical area? How is it that a family unit doesn't receive a separate BAS pay from the service member to put food on the table? Why do veterans and their families 95% of the time not qualify for public assistance do to BAH and BAS rates being calculated into overall income? You have my sincere promise that I "WILL" tackle these issues!
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Here in district 52, we are home to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Any individual who has ever visited these hallowed grounds knows how special this place is to our nation and San Diego as a whole. People come from far and wide, paying their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and rightly so. However, in recent years some have chosen to disrespect this place and it is unacceptable. To combat this, we need to come together as a community and a nation to show the world how much those that gave their lives mean to us. This is why I am proposing a national parade to march these hero filled streets honoring our fallen heroes every year on Memorial Day. Re-igniting and old tradition and to set the ground work for something we can hand off too all generations to come.The souls of our heroes live here, lets make them feel at home.
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