Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Congressman Edward Markey in the Massachusetts Special Election for the United States Senate.
Veterans and Military Families for Progress (www.vmfp.org) enthusiastically and proudly endorses Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey in the upcoming special election for the United States Senate.
Markey is a strong supporter of our nation’s veterans and active armed forces. While serving in Congress Mr. Markey has clearly demonstrated his determination to work on behalf of our nation’s veterans. Congressman Markey’s strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, those serving now, and their families is unsurpassed. His public support for priority funding of the Veterans Administration and his declared determination to provide for the establishment of a national veterans and military family policy give all veterans and their families, especially those in Massachusetts hope that they will continue to have a United States Senator who will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed. His decision to support legislation for improving the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD and his deep understanding of the need for providing and guaranteeing full health coverage for National Guard and Reserve personnel demonstrate that he is a candidate who has the character and courage and personal experience to do what is right for those in service to our country
Congressman Markey served in the Army Reserve and has a deep and personal understanding of the issues veterans and their families confront. Markey believes “we have a sacred obligation to honor and care for our servicemen and women for their bravery and sacrifice.” He is committed to working in the Senate to challenge the private sector to hire and train unemployed veterans or their spouses and expand tax credits for hiring veterans looking for work. “On the battlefield,” he says, “the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. In the Senate, I will work to ensure that when warriors return home, we leave no veteran behind.”
VMFP feels that veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of Massachusetts will be well-served with Congresswoman Markey’s election to the US Senate and thus ensuring that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.
Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, not-for-profit veterans organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a 21st Century organization made up of members located throughout the country, and from across the breadth of rank and military services, who served, are serving, or are family members of those who have heeded the call to serve their country in the U.S. military.