Veteran's Rights & Benefits
I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. I strongly believe that our veterans
should and must be properly taken care of after returning to civilian life.
We must know and understand and properly implement the Veteran's Readjustment Act
(VRA), as it pertains to the rights and privileges that should be given to our veterans.
There is no place in America for disparate treatment of our veterans who have
made major sacrifices in support of our safety and freedom. No
veteran should have to fight for their right to readjust both mentally and physically
to civilian life. The funding is available to our veterans in most cases.
They should not have to fight to get compensation or support especially when
the administrative laws and their medical conditions have been clearly identified.
We need to do some immediate work in this area, and I will work towards all efforts
to support our veterans, socially and financially.
It is my goal during these economically uncertain times, to assure that
no families, retirees, senior citizens, and those working or unable to work will
have to choose whether to buy food or medication. This concept
is directly linked to economic development as it relates to job creation and the
implementation of the Buy Local Act.
Physically and Mentally Challenged
The physically and mentally challenged should be an area in which we always
insure that funding remains available to meet and address the needs of our citizens
especially as it relates to the adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We must know and understand the proper implementation of this act especially
at the state level. Proper oversight needs to be in place
to insure that any actions inconsistent with this act are corrected both
ethically and efficiently.
Gang Awareness and Eradication
We are all affected by the introduction of drugs and gangs in our neighborhoods. Our
children are the most vulnerable in the sense that they are exposed to both
drugs and gangs on a daily basis. Parents need to know this and believe
it. We must act quickly to devise a plan of attack to at least
gain control of the school environment where our children spend the most time during
the day. Principals, teachers, and parents need to have one consistent
message for the students, the drug dealers, and the gang members. They
need to communicate this message on a daily basis if needed.
The schools need a contact person in addition to law enforcement in case the problem
is larger than the solution or the stated message. This concept goes back
to adequately funding the programs and schools that need it the most.
I support initiatives that promote economic development in North Carolina.
I have worked and lived in countries affected by wars, poverty, famine, and disease.
I have more than 22 years experience in the executive branch of government with
an established and proven record of providing leadership, coordination and in
recommending policies that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.
You may ask how will I know where funding will or should go. I will know
because you the people of North Carolina told me your concerns and what was
important to you and your families including the family pets.
I listened to your concerns because I wanted my platform to be based on your concerns
and not my own!
I am the People's