Friday, November 29, 2013


Dear Friend,

Every summer, hundreds of veterans head to Bristol Bay, Alaska to earn a living as commercial fishermen.

It's not easy work and it separates them from their families -- again -- but in this tough economy it pays well and takes care of things back home.

Unfortunately, two foreign mining companies with connections to the Koch Brothers are trying to dig a mine near the Bay that would destroy these jobs and lay waste to the environment.

Because of our unique voice as veterans and military-family members, we were asked to take action on this issue. It was a no-brainer.

VoteVets has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, and we'd love it if you added your name to ours. You can do that here:

Bristol Bay is one of those places where you can still find true solitude while catching salmon and hunting moose and game birds. It's a place where many veterans travel as tourists, earn a living as fishing guides, professional fisherman, or work on the shore supporting the fishing industry.

Thanks for joining me in defense of their jobs.

Jon Soltz
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman