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Michelle Nunn on Homeland Security

 


One-stop shop for veterans, like Hiring Our Heroes

We must continue to help our veterans find jobs and build careers. Initiatives like the US Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes are doing great work putting veterans to work. And veterans should be allowed to use the technical and professional skills they acquired in the armed forces without being forced to navigate needless bureaucracies. The Department of Defense's Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force has made a good start breaking down some of these credentialing barriers.

Although there are many resources available for returning veterans, what has been missing is a one-stop shop. We need one place for anyone in need to go for these housing, educational, mental health and other services provided by generous and grateful Americans. One new collaborative initiative of this kind is the Community Blueprint within Points of Light.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, michellenunn.com, "Ideas" , Nov 15, 2013

Private-public partnership for national service

One of Nunn's issues will echo loudly of her father, Sam Nunn. Throughout his 24 years in the Senate, which immediately followed the end of the U.S. military draft, Sam Nunn worried about a shrinking sense of citizenship in America. His daughter is of the same mind.

"We can't let only our military men and women, 1% of our population, carry the burden of securing the country," Michelle Nunn said. She cites Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan: "He's called for a million young people to commit to national service. That's not calling for federal funding. It's talking about a private-public partnership. That's one of the things I'll be talking about."

Source: Jim Galloway in Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Jul 22, 2013

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