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Identify and Advocate for Florida Veterans and Military Families

Title: Identify and Advocate for Florida Veterans and Military Families

Summary:

The Florida Democratic Party aims to identify Democratic veterans and military families to enlist them in defense of their benefits. The Florida Democratic Party advocates for adequate funding for veteran health care through the VA and other benefits.

Resolution Language:

WHEREAS, Florida ranks third among states in the nation with the number of veterans, with approximately 1.5 million veterans residing in this state;

WHEREAS, the implementation of increased “outside options” for healthcare for veterans has led to the privatization of the VA.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party, in partnership with the Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida, advocates for increased funding for the modernization and expansion of the Veteran Affairs system.

The Florida Democratic Party advocates against the defunding and privatization of the Veteran Affairs system.

The Florida Democratic Party advocates for veterans, Gold Star families, expressing respect and appreciation for their sacrifices by fighting against all efforts to diminish veteran benefits.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party requests that all Florida Democrats identify Democratic veterans in their communities and raise awareness of the issues stated in this resolution.

The Florida Democratic Party recommends that Florida Democratic Party DECs identify veterans among activists, voters and those registering to vote and enter their data in VAN.