Veterans

Rep. Christine Sinicki Receives State Legislative Advocacy Award from Wisconsin AMVETS

Rep. Christine Sinicki Receives
State Legislative Advocacy Award
from Wisconsin AMVETS

Throughout my legislative career I have had the honor and privilege of serving on the Committee for Veterans Affairs. During my time in the Assembly, I have made veterans issues one of my top priorities. When I learned that not a single veteran sat on the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs, I worked diligently to correct the situation. I’m proud that my hard work led to the appointment of a Cudahy veteran being appointed to the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs.

Last session Republican legislators ignored the outcry of thousands of Wisconsin Veterans and approved a bill which delays the legal rights of veterans facing health care issues related to asbestos and mesothelioma. I fought against this bill and I am ashamed that Gov. Walker signed it into law. Instead of honoring our heroes, Republicans sided with corporate special interests and made it impossible for veterans to fight to be made whole. This law runs contrary to Wisconsin’s long history of honoring and protecting the brave men and women who have served and put their lives on the line for our country.

Christine discussing veterans issues with a veteran at the Cudahy War Memorial

Christine discussing veterans issues with a veteran at the Cudahy War Memorial

In the line of duty, veterans often come in contact with asbestos and that exposure can have devastating side effects including cancer. There will be new legislation introduced by my colleague Representative Dana Wachs that corrects this injustice and I have already agreed to be a co-sponsor.

Voters and especially veterans need to know where the candidates stand on this issue. We owe a debt to our Home Front Heroes and it is our moral duty to restore justice for veterans and their families.