Sunday, October 06, 2013

State Representatives address Upper Peninsula vets, seek input for proposed legislation

Videos by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now

LAKE LINDEN -- State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), along with two other state representatives he invited to join him, has been holding town hall meetings this weekend on veterans' issues -- beginning in Wakefield on Friday, Oct. 4, and ending Sunday, Oct. 6, in Iron River.

Dianda's guests -- Reps. David Kenezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Harvey Santana (D-Detroit) -- are enthusiastic about working with Dianda to introduce legislation that will improve veterans' lives. The town halls are intended to start conversations with Upper Peninsula veterans to find out what their needs are.

All three representatives expressed their hope to make it possible for U.P. veterans to attend college and further their education.

Here are some video clips of their presentation at Lake Linden American Legion post 90 on Saturday, Oct. 5:

Rep. Scott Dianda:

Michigan 110th District State Rep. Scott Dianda addresses veterans concerning benefits during a town hall meeting in Lake Linden on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (Videos by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

Rep. David Kenezek:

Michigan State Rep. David Kenezek (D-Dearborn Heights) addresses veterans concerning proposed legislation to secure them more benefits, including assistance with costs of higher education. (Video by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

Rep. Harvey Santana:

Michigan State Rep. Harvey Santana (D-Detroit) addresses veterans during a visit to Lake Linden American Legion post 90, Lake Linden, Mich., on Oct. 5.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, the three representatives will speak at these town hall events:

Noon EDT -- at L'Anse American Legion Post 144, 115 N. Front St. in L'Anse
2 p.m. CDT -- at Stambaugh American Legion Post 21, 212 Washington Ave. in Iron River.

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