Press Release to Editorial Board
Evans Tells Biden – VA Medical Center in Crisis Condition
( Letter to Follow )
Dear Mr. Vice President Biden:
Glenda the baby gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo is getting better care than the veterans at the VA Wadsworth Medical Center-Westwood.
Every part of the Medical Center appears to be in crisis!
40% Cutbacks can not and will not enhance the quality of care we expect from one of the finest medical service providers in the world.
The President can not lead with Sound Bites. There is No Excuse or anyone else to blame.
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Vice President Biden
Congresswoman Karen Bass
Congresswoman Janice Hahn
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Roughly 40% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 8% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 13% of the adult homeless population are veterans.
Mr. Biden, you and the President can not claim a Successful Administration, with over a Million Americans being Homeless. I thank you for your service and urge you to develop a Emergency Public Policy Package to respond to this National Disgrace. 250,000 American Veterans are waiting for Your Leadership Mr. Biden.