Thursday, April 10, 2008

Veterans invited to share concerns with lawmakers

Lawmakers will hold a series of "Talk Story" community meetings with Hawaii veterans across the state. Rep. Cindy Evans, Public Safety and Military Committee Chair , and other legislators will kick off the series of meetings in Maui.

Rep. Evans organized the meetings to allow veterans to share their concerns and problems with state lawmakers, who will get a better idea of veteran needs and apply the information to next year's legislative session.

“Our veterans have served our country and deserve the very best we can provide in services and support," Evans said. “These meetings will help us understand the needs of today's veterans better so we can educate the legislature for next year's budgets and legislative agenda."

The meetings will focus on issues such as the efficiency of the Hawai'i Office of Veterans Affairs and whether or not veterans could be better served in another state agency, as well as homelessness, unemployment and access to health care.

May 5
9-11 a.m.
J.W. Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St.

May 6
9-11 a.m.
UH at Hilo Room UCB-1

May 7
5:30 p.m -7:30 p.m.
Molokai Veterans Compound

May 8
5-7 p.m.
Kauai Veterans Center, 3-3367 Kuhio Hwy, #101

May 13
9-11 a.m.
Kona Veterans Cemetery

Leeward Oahu
May 17
9-11 a.m.
Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Pkwy.

Windward Oahu
May 17
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ko’olau Golf Club

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