Veterans and Military Families for Progress Endorse for the November Election

Oct 20, 2010, 17:31 ET from Veterans and Military Families for Progress

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans and Military Families for Progress (www.vmfp.org) enthusiastically and proudly lists candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives who have earned the organization's endorsement for the November election.  Each candidate chosen is a veteran, family of a military member, or a veteran advocate supportive of veterans and their families.

In their requests for support, candidates were asked to vow public support for priority funding of the Veterans Administration and declare their determination to provide for the establishment of a national veterans and military family policy to give veterans and their families hope that the Congressman will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed.

The candidates were also asked to support legislation for improving the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, and to understand the need for providing and guaranteeing full health coverage for National Guard and Reserve personnel. VMFP feels that veterans, active duty and military families will be well-served with each of the endorsed candidates.

Candidates, identified by VMFP members or by others who knew of their strong support of veterans and military family members, submitted written applications detailing their views.  A committee reviewed the applications and recommended the choices to the organization's national board.  

Founded in 2005, VMFP is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, active-duty service members (including national guard and reservists), and their families are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation, and public policy initiatives.

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.

2010 Congressional Endorsements


SENATE


VETERANS


Sestak, Joe

PA

MILITARY FAMILY


Carnahan, Robin

MO

Coons, Chris

DE

Hodes, Paul

NH

Meek, Kendrick

FL

Murray, Patty

WA



HOUSE


VETERANS


Beaven, Heather

FL-07

Boccieri, John

OH-16

Carney, Chris

PA-10

Coussoule, Justin

OH-08

Clough, Jay

WA-04

Minnick, Walt

ID-01

Murphy, Patrick

PA-08

Owens, Bill

NY-23

Peters, Gary

MI-09

Sowers, Tommy

MO-08

Trivedi, Manan

PA-06

Walz, Tim

MN-01

Zeller, Matt

NY-29

MILITARY FAMILY


Clark, Tarryl

MN-06

Edwards, Donna

MD-04

Giffords, Gabrielle

AZ-08

Hall, John

NY-19

Keating, Bill

MA-10

Kissell, Larry

NC-08

Kolosso, Todd

WI-05

Maffei, Dan

NY-25

Markey, Betsy

CO-04

McNerney, Jerry

CA-11

Perriello, Tom

VA-05

Pingree, Chellie

ME-01

Rabidoux, Greg

TN-07

Shea-Parker, Carol

NH-01

Space, Zack

OH-18

Titus, Dina

NV-03

Tsongas, Niki

MA-05

VETERAN ADVOCATE


Critz, Mark

PA-12

Heinrich, Martin

NM-01

Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie

SD-AL

Kagen, Steve

WI-08

Klein, Ron

FL-22



Tom Howe, President

Matt Cary, Executive Director

Tel: (563) 451-9919

Tel: (202) 841-1687

president@vmfp.org

exec.dir@vmfp.org



SOURCE Veterans and Military Families for Progress



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