What if we delivered Veterans who served us greater financial security?
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
According to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)'s most recent Annual Warrior Survey, the largest and most comprehensive study of wounded post-9/11 veterans, 64% of wounded veterans reported not having enough money to make ends meet sometime in the past year.
WHERE WE NEED TO BE
100% of Veterans feel financially secure
HOW WE GET THERE:
Step 1: Expand Educational and apprenticeship opportunities
I will work to expand educational and apprenticeship opportunities that facilitate our veterans’ transition into civilian life. Education is a powerful tool for veterans as they build their post-service careers.
Step 2: Increase employment opportunities, especially in technology and infrastructure
I will work with the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the tech sector to increase employment opportunities for our veterans. I believe we should increase the hiring of veterans for construction projects, particularly as we consider large-scale improvements to our nation’s infrastructure.
Step 3: Access to Affordable Housing
No veteran should return from service without a place to call home or the support of their community. It’s my commitment to provide more veterans with access to affordable housing and robust homeless assistance programs that help them regain stability in their lives.
Step 4: Reduce wait times at the VA and expand remote access for rural areas and disabled vets.
Reference: Wounded Warrior Project