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Biden for President Launches Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Biden 

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From the Biden/Harris campaign:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2020

Biden for President Virginia Launches Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Biden 

Veterans and military leaders across Virginia voice their support for Biden as Vice President Pence plans to visit Virginia Military Institute

Today, Biden for President Virginia is launching the Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Biden leadership council to mobilize the important veteran and military families network in the Commonwealth for the Biden-Harris ticket. Virginia is home to over 687,000 veterans, and each of them deserves a Commander-in-Chief who respects and honors their sacrifices and supports them and their families when they serve and transition to civilian life.  Members of the leadership council will tap into their own networks to increase support for the Biden-Harris ticket, reach out to veterans and military families across the Commonwealth, and help highlight Joe Biden’s plan to care for veterans, military families, and build the secure futures they deserve.

“Donald Trump doesn’t understand what it means to sacrifice for this country. He can’t comprehend why someone’s duty to service and love of country can be so powerful that they would risk their own lives to protect this democracy. After seeing Donald Trump insult war heroes, attack Gold Star families, and disparage our veterans, it is unfortunately not surprising to hear he has called our veterans ‘losers’ and ‘suckers,’” said Khizr Khan, Gold Star father and Charlottesville leader. “Our president has one truly sacred obligation — to look after our service members and our citizens, and to care for them and their families. I know Joe Biden. And I know he will support and expand opportunities for our nation’s veterans and military families. He understands the enormous responsibility of the office, and he will be a commander-in-chief who sees our service members and veterans for who they are: heroes.”

Co-chairs for the Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Biden leadership council include:

  • Khizr Khan, Gold Star father and Charlottesville leader
  • Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02)
  • Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (Fairfax County)
  • Delegate Kathleen Murphy (McLean)
  • Delegate Don Scott (Portsmouth)
  • Delegate Dan Helmer (Fairfax County)
  • Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton
  • Terron Sims, II, Arlington leader
  • Carlos Del Toro, Alexandria leader
  • Derek Kitts, Montgomery County leader
  • Carole Lieber, Arlington leader
  • Roger Dean Huffstettler, Charlottesville leaderR
  • Linwood Fisher, Norfolk leader
  • Susan Kellom, Alexandria leader

The launch of the coalition comes in the wake of disturbing reports of President Trump disparaging servicemembers and on the same day Vice President Pence plans to visit Virginia Military Institute.