February 19, 2013

From Here to Washington

Hirono to take concerns from Kaua'i veterans to nations capitol

Garden Island Front Page

LIHU‘E — On Presidents’ Day, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono met with about 40 veterans at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center to listen to their various concerns on jobs, health and education.

“I’m here to hear what your concerns are; that’s the only way I can bring them to Washington,” Hirono told those gathered in Lihu‘e Monday afternoon.

The group brought to her several concerns, including employment, education, health benefits, as well as access to information, computer literacy and homelessness.

One of the veterans talked about the difficulty in going through the process of applying for benefits. Another veteran said the Veterans’ Administration is going paperless, so it’s important that all veterans have access to computers and know how to use them.

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Source: The Garden Island