The Veterans and Military Families for Progress advocacy organization has endorsed Moe Davis for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District. The VMFP is one of a number of veteran-focused groups to endorse Col. Davis, including VoteVets, Common Defense and Serve America PAC.
The statement released by VFMP President Jack Krueger:
“Moe Davis has demonstrated an extraordinarily strong commitment and deep understanding of the issues that affect America’s veterans. Moe has been a strong supporter of our nation’s veterans and active armed forces. Moe Davis understands the need for military members who are reintegrating into the civilian job market to have access to educational benefits and job training opportunities and will introduce and support legislation that helps to achieve these goals.
“His public support for priority funding of the Veterans Administration and declared determination to provide for the establishment of a national veterans and military family policy give veterans and their families hope that North Carolina will have a Representative who will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed. Moe Davis has a deep and personal understanding of the issues that veterans and their families confront. His decision to support legislation for improving the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, and his deep understanding of the need for providing and guaranteeing full health coverage for National Guard, Coast Guard, and Reserve personnel, demonstrate that he is a candidate who has the character, and courage and personal family experience to do what is right for those in service to our country.
“We feel that veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of North Carolina will be well-served with Moe Davis’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives and thus ensure that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.”
Colonel Davis (USAF, Ret.) served 25 years in the military and is best known as the Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay who resigned his post when ordered to use evidence obtained through torture. Col. Davis later served as Director of the Air Force Judiciary.
“I appreciate VMFP endorsing me in the NC 11 race,’’ Col. Davis said. “As a Veteran with a family who shared in the sacrifices that come with military service, I know firsthand the challenges of our active duty troops, Veterans, and their families. I will work hard to make sure that our country keeps its commitment to those who’ve raised their hands and answer the call to serve.”