Michelle Lujan Grisham Releases Plan To Support New Mexico Veterans With 100+ Veteran Endorsers

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
From Michelle Lujan Grisham for Governor Campaign:
ALBUQUERQUE Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released her plan to increase our state’s support for veterans and their families. The plan calls for the state to play a greater role in helping New Mexico veterans access services and benefits.
“New Mexico’s veterans face unique challenges when it comes to healthcare access, education assistance, housing, and employment,” Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “I’m proud of my record of serving veterans throughout my career. I took on the VA to demand better treatment of our service members and introduced legislation that would make it easier for veterans to receive the services they are entitled to. It’s time for the state to lead in serving and protecting those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and way of life. As governor, I’ll ensure that our veterans have the financial, housing, and healthcare resources they deserve.”
The main points of Michelle’s plan include:
  • Eliminating taxes on military retiree pay and increasing state benefits for New Mexico veterans
  • Promoting job security for veterans by making veterans education, workforce training, and employment a top priority
  • Supporting and sustaining veteran-owned businesses
  • Strengthening state programs that help veterans navigate and obtain federal and state benefits
  • Connecting veterans and their families to essential physical and behavioral health services and addressing gaps in healthcare services
  • Working to eliminate homelessness among New Mexico veterans
  • Supporting women veterans
  • Building veterans’ cemeteries in Taos and Bernalillo Counties
Read the full plan here.