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Sen. Grisanti hosting special veterans presentation with Senate co-majority leaders

by jmaloni

Press release

Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:55 am

Sen. Skelos and Sen. Klein to join Grisanti to discuss opportunities for veterans in Western New York

State Sen. Mark Grisanti is hosting a special Veterans benefits presentation highlighting legislation passed and proposed in the New York State Senate this past year. Joined by co-majority leaders Sen. Dean Skelos and Sen. Jeffrey Klein, Grisanti's presentation will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m., at the Buffalo Naval and Military Park at 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo. All veterans are welcome to attend.

With a veteran unemployment rate at more than 10 percent, New York state has a higher rate than the national average. Grisanti's camp said opportunities for those who have given so much to this country cannot be afforded to fall through the cracks any longer. This presentation will focus on benefits for veterans, and what the State Legislature has done to bring down such high veteran unemployment rates.

"We simply cannot allow this type of employment environment to continue for our veterans," Grisanti said. "This presentation will help steer veterans seeking employment in the right direction by highlighting what the Senate accomplished in a very successful session for veterans this past year. I encourage all veterans to attend with their families and friends so that they may be made aware of the opportunities available to them, and that they receive the respect and dignity they deserve after sacrificing so much to protect and serve our country."

"I look forward to joining senators Skelos and Grisanti in Buffalo to discuss how the work we've done this legislative session will directly impact New York veterans," Klein said. "Working together, we have been able to pass meaningful legislation that will help our veterans find good jobs when they return from deployment. I think it's important that we raise awareness among veterans - and New York businesses - of this program."

"The brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country deserve our respect, as well as our help in finding meaningful employment opportunities," Skelos said. "The Senate made it a priority to enact measures this year that encourage businesses to hire veterans so our heroes can make a successful transition from military service to civilian life. I applaud Sen. Grisanti for his leadership in helping veterans, especially veterans in Western New York, find employment."

If you would like to attend the event, RSVP to Grisanti's office either by phone (716-854-8705) or email ([email protected]).

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