22 Pushups: Day 22

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It’s the final day of my 22 Day, 22 Push-up Challenge. I was honored to be in Livermore at Las Positas Community College. I spoke to about 50 Vets at their Veterans First new veterans orientation. Thank you to Dr. Jannette Jackson, Chancellor, and Army Veteran for your gracious welcome.

I have met many wonderful people and learned a lot these past three weeks.  We have about 2 million vets in California. Most are leading productive and happy lives but a few too many are still struggling with homelessness, hunger, mental health challenges and self-destructive behavior. We can and must do better in giving them a helping hand.

I will continue to look for ways to support our active duty military and our great veterans. All of the liberties and freedoms we enjoy are due to their courage and dedication. I hope that you will take up the challenge to help our veterans. Please consider hiring a Vet in your business, volunteering or contributing to Vet organizations or engaging in your own Vet awareness challenge. 

Many thanks to the numerous community leaders, staff in my office and in the Senate leader’s office for supporting these awareness activities.  Finally, thank you to our Veterans for leading the way in service. You are our heroes and no one should be left behind.​