Veterans and Military Families for Progress
PO Box 66353 Washington, DC 20035
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2009
Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Scott Murphy for New York’s 20th Congressional District.
Veterans and Military Families for Progress (www.vmfp.org) enthusiastically and proudly endorses Scott Murphy in the upcoming New York 20th Congressional District special 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.
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Murphy’s service to our country cannot be questioned. He is a military family member and shares the values of our military forces. His strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, those serving now, and their families is unsurpassed and his public support for mandatory full 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 he will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed.
Additionally, Murphy’s recognition of the need for providing and guaranteeing full health coverage for National Guard and Reserve personnel demonstrates 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 New York’s 20th Congressional District will be well-served with Scott Murphy as their representative by ensuring that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism while keeping faith with its those who serve, veterans, and their families.
"Coming from a family of veterans, I am honored to receive the endorsement from Veterans and Military Families for Progress and look forward to continuing Senator Gillibrand’s fight on behalf of our veterans across the 20th Congressional District," said Murphy. "In Congress, I will work tirelessly to provide our brave heroes with better health care, more educational and job opportunities, and retirement security that is worthy of their heroic sacrifice."
Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, not-for-profit veterans organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a 21st Century organization made up of members located throughout the country, and from across the breadth of rank and military services, who served, are serving, or are family members of those who have heeded the call to serve their country in the U.S. military.