Monday, August 23, 2010

Veterans group supports Sowers in Eighth Congressional District

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorsed Democrat Tommy Sowers in his battle against incumbent Eighth District Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, The following news release was issued:

Veterans and Military Families for Progress ( enthusiastically and proudly endorses Tommy Sowers in the upcoming Missouri Eighth Congressional District election. 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.

Tommy Sowers is a strong supporter of our nation’s armed forces. An Army ROTC graduate as an engineer, he attended special forces training and commanded a Green Beret unit in Iraq, earning two Bronze Stars. Sowers’ 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 veterans and their families hope that at long last a Congressman will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed.

Additionally, Sowers’ 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 to do what is right for those in service to our country. We feel that veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District will be well-served with Tommy Sowers as their representative by ensuring that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.

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