Friday, November 29, 2013

SUPPORT WAR VETERANS AGAINST KOCH BROTHERS

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:

http://action.votevets.org/bristol_bay

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
@jonsoltz
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
VoteVets.org