Christopher M. Hearsey

Democratic Candidate
Maryland's 6th Congressional District

Keeping Our Promise to Veterans

The men and women who devote their lives to serve the United States to preserve our security and keep the peace should be honored and respected. When called upon, they defend the liberties and rights enshrined in our Constitution. For their sacrifice, as dutifully acknowledged by President Lincoln, we must uphold our solemn promise “to care for [all] who shall have borne the battle and for [the] widow, and [the] orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” The men and women who volunteered to risk their lives did so believing that we would care for them, and that is a promise we cannot break.

I believe that the VA system needs to be modernized and streamlined, that we need to ensure our veterans can effectively access VA services, and that we continue to improve how we diagnose and treat combat-related injuries, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Twenty-two veterans take their own lives every day, and this is simply twenty-two too many. To the estimated 380,000 veterans in Maryland, I will do everything I can to make sure that we keep our promises to you, and that I give you a voice on Capitol Hill.

2018 Maryland Veteran Population Map