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We are veterans committed to helping elect a President who will make veterans’ issues a priority. Although we hail from all walks of life, and have served during peacetime as well as in times of war, our shared goal is to elect a Commander-in-Chief who truly honors the personal sacrifices made by those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces.  To that end, we are proud to enthusiastically support Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.

For decades, Bernie Sanders has stood with us.  He has fought to preserve benefits for veterans and improve health care at the VA, for appropriate services for women veterans, for better education and employment opportunities, and for improved access to mental health programs.  Now, we stand with Bernie Sanders.

In his second inaugural address, President Lincoln vowed “to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, [and] to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”  Bernie Sanders is guided by that same belief — that as a nation, we have a solemn obligation to make sure that all veterans get the benefits and timely access to quality services that they earned and are entitled to.

Last year, as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Bernie Sanders successfully led a bi-partisan effort to pass the most far-reaching veterans legislation in decades; to expand veterans’ health care, establish dozens of new VA clinics, hire more doctors and nurses, and increase transparency and accountability at the VA.  The bill also guarantees that recently separated veterans get in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, and extends educational benefits to surviving spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty.

“Veterans everywhere should be proud and comforted to know that this United States Senator has their back in Congress.”

These are real achievements, rather than the empty promises and hollow platitudes we so often hear from Washington.  It is no wonder that the VFW honored Bernie Sanders with its prestigious Congressional Award this past March, noting, “Veterans everywhere should be proud and comforted to know that this United States Senator has their back in Congress.”

But perhaps Bernie Sanders’ greatest contribution in Congress has been to repeatedly remind his colleagues who insist we don’t have the money to provide veterans with the highest quality care and benefits:  “If we can’t afford to take care of our veterans, then maybe we shouldn’t go to war.”

No one knows more about serving their country than veterans. In line with our mission of continued service at home, we strive to take personal ownership of our political system, for that is the only way to make our nation great once again.  Like those who came before us, our oath to defend the Constitution — and the fundamental principles upon which this nation was founded — never expires.

As such, we call on all veterans, and all active duty and reserve service-members to join us and rally behind Bernie Sanders in his march to the Oval Office.

United as one, WE are Vets for Bernie!

Add your name to join us.

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