For Immediate Release: October 30th, 2013
Legislators Ask for Input on Improving Services for Alaska’s Veterans and Active Military Members
Town Hall Meeting Set for Tuesday at Wendler Middle School in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE-Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Representatives Dan Saddler (R-Eagle River), Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage) and Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage) are hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, November 5th, to discuss how to improve state services for Alaska’s veterans and active-duty military members.
“This meeting is an opportunity for Alaskans to talk about concerns, issues and ideas that can improve the quality of life for veterans and members of the military,” said Senator Wielechowski.
Alaska is home to more than 77,000 veterans and 23,000 active duty military. “The military is a cornerstone in our state, and it is critical that we figure out ways to provide the best services,” said Representative Saddler.
“The Legislature has great concerns about the lack of civilian jobs and the quality of health care returning veterans are receiving,” said Rep. Gruenberg. “This meeting will give us a chance to learn more about these problems and find solutions for them.”
Veterans and military organizations have been invited to attend Tuesday’s meeting to share information about services that are currently provided.
What: Veterans and Active Military Members Town Hall Meeting
Who: Senator Bill Wielechowski, Representatives Dan Saddler, Gabrielle LeDoux and Max Gruenberg
When: Tuesday, November 5 from 6 – 7:30 PM
Where: Wendler Middle School, 2905 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage
Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend the town hall meeting. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call Kendra Kloster in Senator Bill Wielechowski’s office at 907-269-0120.