The Florida Democratic Party today announced that Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will address the 2009 Florida Democratic Party Conference Brunch, hosted by the party's Veterans Caucus on Sunday, October 11th.
"Florida has one of the largest and most active veteran communities in our nation. I look forward to joining Chair Karen Thurman and the Florida Democratic Party at their 2009 State Conference to not only bring attention to the issues effecting veterans but also help them elect more Democrats to Congress," said Congressman Filner.
"We are grateful that my friend, Congressman Bob Filner, will be joining us at the 2009 Florida Democratic Party Conference," said Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman. "Over the past several years, Florida Democrats have stood up to change Washington by electing three new Democrats to Congress, helping our party retake the majority. Under Chairman Filner's leadership, Democrats in Congress have passed the new GI Bill for the 21st Century, approved the new VA medical center in Orlando, and enacted the largest veterans funding increases in our nation's history. Florida Democrats are working to elect more Democrats to the U.S. Congress to ensure that our nation continues to keep the promise to the brave men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces."
At the brunch, the Florida Democratic Party will be collecting items for 200 patients and homeless Veterans at Orlando's VA Community Life Center. We are asking attendees to bring new and barely used clothes for donation.
Congressman Bob Filner was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992 after more than a decade of leadership in local government in San Diego, California. Upon arriving in Washington, Congressman Filner immediately requested an appointment to the Veterans' Affairs Committee and began his fight for our nation's veterans. In 2007, the Congressman was named Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and has continued as a determined champion for veterans, winning the praise of thousands of individual veterans and high accolades from national veterans' organizations.
To purchase tickets to the Veterans Brunch or for more information on the 2009 Conference, Floridians can visit http://fladems.com/2009conference or call the Florida Democratic Party office at (850)222-3411.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner To Address Veterans Brunch At Florida Democrats 2009 Conference
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