July 10, 2015

Vet Voice Foundation Praises President Obama's Protection of Basin and Range National Monument

DENVER – The nonprofit Vet Voice Foundation, a national veteran’s organization, today thanked President Obama, U.S. Senator Harry Reid and U.S. Rep. Dina Titus for protecting Basin and Range National Monument. The group is sponsoring a paid advertisement in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which will run in the coming days.

“Permanent protection of our public lands like Basin and Range is a service to local veterans and all Americans,” said Pamela Alfred, a member of the Vet Voice Foundation and resident of Spring Creek, Nevada. “Veterans find solace in the Great Outdoors, and I take great satisfaction in knowing this heritage is protected for our kids and grandkids to get outside and enjoy as I have.” Alfred is a hiker, nature photographer, and gardener.

A Vet Voice Foundation poll of veterans in Western states shows that a 75 percent majority of post-9/11 veterans favor the Federal government protecting public lands by designating them as national parks, monuments, or wilderness, including 56 percent who strongly favor.

The ad can be found here: 

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Founded in 2009, the mission of Vet Voice Foundation is to mobilize veterans to become leaders in our nation's democracy through participation in the civic and democratic process. VVF seeks to harness the energy and drive of the dedicated men and women who have fought for their country, and put it to work at home and in their communities on the important issues they face, such as health care, jobs, the environment, and housing.

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