Laura Smith For CA Governor 2022

Veterans

As a strong supporter and advocate for our Veterans, spearheading the restoration of support for our Veterans is a serious priority. This applies to those who have served in our military and are current service members now placing their lives on the line to protect and defend the rights American citizens have enjoyed for centuries. The treatment our service members receive for their honorable service must be that which shows respect; therefore, the benefits provided to these service members must actually be beneficial throughout their lifetime.

Jobs, job training, affordable housing, additional education, quality medical, and moral support in acclimating our soldiers back into civilian society must be readily available to them when our service members return. The fact that we have homeless Veterans in our state who want to work is not acceptable; it is despicable. Providing our Veterans and service members with proper assistance is more than constitutional; it is honorable and required.