SINEMA RELEASES POLICY BLUEPRINT TO HONOR AND SUPPORT OUR NATION’S VETERANS

November 1st, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Building from her seven years of legislative work to improve and protect the lives of veterans, Kyrsten Sinema has introduced her policy blueprint for our nation’s returning service members. Sinema’s plan calls for reform that focuses on empowering and mobilizing veterans with education and job opportunities. It also focuses on health and homelessness issues, such as returning soldiers who have been victims of sexual trauma or post traumatic stress.

The plan to “Honor and Support” veterans opens with Sinema’s guiding statement:

America owes a debt of gratitude to our veterans, military personnel and their families who have sacrificed and risked their lives for our freedom, security and livelihood. Because of their continued sacrifices, my commitment to them is to make their transition back to their communities positive, timely, supportive and seamless; and that I will seek ways to care for their wounds both seen and unseen.

“Candidates have an obligation to put forth their plans to strengthen our nation,” said Sinema. “That’s why we’ve kept our campaign disciplined on issues that matter the most to our district; jobs, education, our promise to seniors and returning soldiers. I’ve worked with Arizona veterans to draft this blueprint to honor and support our nation’s veterans. They risked their lives for us and they fought for us. What they deserve is to come home to a nation that understands their sacrifice and will honor them with dignity and gratitude.”

In her final term as a state senator, Kyrsten Sinema was recognized by the United States Department of Defense for her “leadership on public policy changes positively impacting the quality of life of Service members and their families residing in Arizona.”

Sinema’s work with veterans and military families was inspired by her own upbringing. Sinema’s grandfather was a decorated WWII veteran, her stepfather and brother both veterans, and her youngest brother is still in active duty.

A PDF of the plan can be downloaded here.