Top 5 Reasons Veterans Support Elizabeth Warren

Veterans benefit from the military's very strong, values-based organization. From the moment you begin training as a soldier, leaders consistently emphasize the importance of values so that you can instinctually rely on them when operating in the murky waters of war. Values are viewed as a part of training, just like shooting your weapon. Just as you practice marksmanship day after day so that your actions become instinctual, you are expected to show these values in everything you do. Veterans and military families support Elizabeth Warren because she has demonstrated those values throughout her life, in her words and more importantly, through her actions.

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Meet our volunteer: Dan Futrell

Last Fall, Somerville resident Dan Futrell, a decorated Iraq veteran with five years of active duty in the Army and two Bronze Stars, got involved in his first political campaign to support Elizabeth Warren.

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Development For A Brighter Future

While patrolling the streets of Baghdad in 2006 and 2007, we often found that the more educated neighborhoods like al Mansour, with larger homes and flowered yards, were also the most peaceful. Of the families that stayed through the initial invasion, I met many where fathers taught their sons and daughters English and reinforced the idea that education will lead to a better life. We drank chai tea in their living rooms, played foosball in their dining rooms, and sat patiently while they proudly displayed their child’s typing speed on a Windows 2000 computer. Always vigilant, my platoon sensed this neighborhood was less of a threat.

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