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posted Friday, September 12 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 37
Save the lives of veterans
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Save the lives of veterans

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Dan Choi, the activist who rose to notoriety during the battle to drop DADT from the pages of military life, is at it again - only this time, he's working to help those who are not serving; veterans.

Choi reached out to Seattle Gay News to alert us about an issue he says needs attention.

'The war on veteran suicide starts at home,' reads a message on the Change.org petition that Choi created this week: http://www.change.org/p/jerry-brown-and-sec-of-veterans-affairs-robert-a-mcdonald-save-lives-of-veterans?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_false&share_id=gUeWOqBkld

Choi is asking that citizens petition the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald and California Governor Jerry Brown to 'Save Lives of Veterans,' claims Choi.

'13 years after 9/11, we have a serious veteran suicide epidemic: veterans have the highest suicide rate of any population in America. 22 of us kill ourselves every day,' he said. 'Please, remember that before you go to bed tonight: from this moment to then, 22 veterans will no longer breathe the same air as us, they won't enjoy the same freedom they protected for all of us.'

'Tell Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, every community college can and must provide veterans with full-time health clinics, just like at the City College of San Francisco,' says Choi. 'There, they can find resources for mental health, PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, survivor's guilt, and community for healing and growth. There are more than 61,000 veterans and 9,000 active duty troops enrolled in California Community Colleges alone. We have the largest college system in the world. Many veterans choose California to restart life, so let's start here.'

According to Choi, veterans are trained in violence but we can offer them a new life: they can come home and provide leadership and continued service in a non-violent, forward looking and hopeful way.

'They served us. Let's serve them. This 9/11, please reach out to a veteran today. Demand full-time clinics at our community colleges.,' concludes Choi. '#NeverForget.'

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