State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
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Veterans need legislative action and community support, says Brostoff

Jonathan Brostoff released the following statement on Memorial Day to send a call to action in support of our nation’s veterans.

By - May 26th, 2014 01:21 pm

MILWAUKEE – Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for the 19th Assembly District, released the following statement on Memorial Day to send a call to action in support of our nation’s veterans:

“On the day when we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, we must renew our commitment to those veterans who are still here and in need.

“Despite our national promise to care for our veterans after they return home from war, far too many continue to suffer from unemployment, homelessness, and mental health issues.

“With our nation asking many of our men and women of the armed forces to repeat tours of duty, it is our responsibility to ensure that all of our returning heroes are healthy and cared for.

“I’ve had the privilege of volunteering at Dryhootch, an organization dedicated to providing employment and social services to veterans in our community. Hearing the stories from men and women who served has been a humbling experience and has reaffirmed my commitment to ensuring our veterans and their families have the vital services they need.

“If elected to the legislature, I will work hard to increase funding for our technical colleges, mental health services, and innovative veterans nonprofit organizations, like Dryhootch, that provide jobs, healthcare, and a better future for our veterans and their families.

“I also encourage members of the community to volunteer with Dryhootch or other organizations that provide critical services to veterans in our region. The privilege of serving and learning from members of our armed forces is an experience I hope all can participate in.

“As we recognize this important national holiday, let us renew our commitment to supporting our veterans and their families.”

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