While celebrating Fathers Day this Sunday, please take time to remember all of the fathers who won’t be able to spend time with their families. They are the fathers who are deployed in Iraq. Some haven’t seen their children for months or more. Some have children whom they’ve only seen via photos.
When these same fathers return home they are met with an overwhelmed and underfunded Veteran’s Administration. We need to make our returning soldiers a priority. They are not only returning physically maimed but also mentally scarred. We need more mental health professionals for returning soldiers and their families. PTSD not only affects those serving, but we are now discovering that there is Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, which has the same symptoms as PTSD.
Another issue families are discovering is that the Reserves and National Guards are not treated the same as active duty soldiers, even though they are repeatedly deployed and go through the same experiences, without the same amount of training.
Faye Armitage will make it a priority that Veterans’ and civilians’ healthcare needs will be met. In addition we need to make sure that we have mental health parity. Besides wearing a flag pin, John Mica has not done much to support veterans. The non-partisan Disabled American Veterans group has given Mica a zero rating, in the past. The voters of District 7 need to give John Mica zero support.
Please help by supporting Faye Armitage. Call and email the DCCC an tell them to look at this District. John Mica is more vulnerable than they think.Even though he has been under the radar for his political career, he has done just as much damage as Tom Feeney. He has links to the Florida 2000 recount, Abramoff, "Coconut Road,the "Bridge to Nowhere",and trouble with the FAA. Plus, he despises air traffic controllers and all unions.
John Mica has gotten away with too much for too long. He cares nothing about the average voter. He is in Congress to help his buddies in transportation. Just look at his contributors and look at his voting record. It's crystal clear.
We need someone to replace him and that someone is Faye Armitage.