Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor:
I had the opportunity to spend time with Doria during the last year, and here is one of her wants for the state. She is running for House in District 16a, which includes Lyon County. One of her goals is to pass a Veteran's Bill of Rights at the state level to assist veteran access to jobs, college degrees, housing, and healthcare.
She tells me her dad is a veteran, which means she cares deeply about our service members' opportunities here in Minnesota. She would like to pass a
Veteran's Bill of Rights at the state level to promote veteran access to jobs, college degrees, housing, and healthcare.
This bill of rights would also increase access to college degrees, licenses, and certificates for veterans by awarding college credit for military experience, increasing flexibility in course registration, and expanding cost-effective training programs to maximize a veteran's experience.
It would also increase healthcare access for veterans by guaranteeing all veterans are covered by health insurance and increasing access to mental health treatment services (particularly with the professionals trained in veteran suicide prevention).
This bill would also prevent veterans homelessness and funding housing, and coordinating community outreach through joint assessment tools to identify vulnerable veterans and connect them with resources in their areas that meet their needs.
Expect more, with a vote for Doria Drost.