FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 28
CONTACT: Tim Bormann
Hot Springs, SD—Senate Candidate Jason Ravnsborg attended the Save The VA Town Hall Meeting in Hot Springs, SD on Monday,January 27, 2014.
The United States Veterans Administration has proposed to close this facility, leaving a void in the community of Hot Springs, a void in the medical services provided to our veterans, and damaging a part of South Dakota. This is an issue that is important to Ravnsborg as a candidate and a veteran.
Currently the Veterans Administration has the site in the process outlined by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This multi-level process allows all concerned citizens to comment and offer alternatives to the current plan which is to close the facility.
Jason Ravnsborg encourages people to visit the following websites and offer their support to the community of Hot Springs and the State of South Dakota.
www.savetheva.com and www.theveteranstown.com
Ravnsborg was presented with a commemorative challenge coin for Save the VA by fellow veteran Don Ackerman, who also serves on the Save the VA executive committee.
“I will carry it with me every day until we save the VA!” said Ravnsborg, “I also plan to bring up this issue as often as I can along the campaign trail.”
“If we do not participate in the NEPA process and comment then the VA will close the facility.” Ravnsborg continued, “I fully support saving the VA Hospital in Hot Springs, SD and I ask you to spread the word and seek out people to comment as the process develops.”