by Terry Richards

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At 1012pm PST., Tuesday, November 06, 2012 MSNBC Declares Obama was 44th President of the United States, once again!!!

by Terry Richards

Barack Obama, Elected the 44th President of the U.S. for the second time on November 06, 2013.

Barack Obama, Elected the 44th President of the U.S. for the second time on November 06, 2013.

Interviewing Azza & Lillian from Canada who came to U.S. and Santa Monica Democratic HDQ so they could say they were here for this Historic Presidential Election...

Interviewing Azza & Lillian from Canada who came to U.S. and Santa Monica Democratic HDQ so they could say they were here for this Historic Presidential Election…

When Azza told me that she and her friend Lillian came to California from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada just so they could be in the United States during a Presidential election I felt I had to share that with everyone…Azza and Lillian watched the election results and witnessed the re-election of President Obama from Westside Democratic Headquarters in Santa Monica. Azza is an Assistant Principal at an Elementary School and Lillian is an Accountant. Both are good friends and said they would be here another week…

Veterans Rights Advocate Terry Richards (Center) urges Veterans and all other Americans to Re-Elect President Obama and Vice-President Biden for the Greater Good of Our Country at News Conference in September of 2012 at Santa Monica Westside Democratic HDQ.… State Senator of the 28th District of California Ted W. Lieu (Left), and Richard Weir, Veteran Field Organizer for the Truman Project (Right) endorse President Obama for re-election at News Conference at the new Westside Democratic Headquarters in Santa Monica.

Simply put, here are just some of the reasons  why this Author and Nationally Recognized Veterans Rights Advocate will Vote for President Obama and why all Veterans and other Americans should too?

1. President Obama is a decent and dedicated husband and father and has never had any allegations of moral turpitude made against him because there are none. 2. President Obama said he would help Veterans with more VA funding for Healthcare and Benefits by getting Congress to appropriate these funds, and he did so. 
3. President Obama said he would especially help Homeless Veterans, and he did so by getting Congress to fund VA with over 17,000 Veterans Affair Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers for Veterans who are Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless since he has been in office – with a goal of NO HOMELESS VETERANS BY 2015.
Set forth below is my letter of endorsement I read for the Veterans For Obama News Conference held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 which further discusses the reasons I endorse President Obama.
Terry Richards reading his reasons for endorsing President Obama.
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Veterans for Obama News Conference September 2012 at Santa Monica Obama/Democratic HDQ.

Veterans for Obama News Conference September 2012 at Santa Monica Obama/Democratic HDQ.

Overview

This Veterans for Obama press conference is to highlight President Obama’s work on behalf of all Americans and how his policies are assisting our Veterans community. This Press Conference is an opportunity to amplify the President’s message and his platform.

EVENT DATE:    September 13th@ 12pm PDT

EVENT LOCATION:    Organizing for America Santa Monica

1408 Third Street, 3rd Floor

Santa Monica, CA 90401

EVENT PARTICIPANTS:

State Senator Ted Lieu

Richard Weir, Veteran Field Organizer, Truman National Security Project

Terry Richards, Veterans Rights Advocate

Speaker 1: Terry Richards

  • Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for attending today’s important press conference.

First off, let me say that today is about Veterans but we also must always Honor the Service of all the brave Americans who are defending America around the world.

My name is Terry Richards, and I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the U.S. Army where I served in West Berlin Germany and Chunchon, Korea as a Military Policeman and Desk Sergeant from 1968-1970. I am also a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

I have dedicated my life to helping Homeless and Disabled Veterans, and am the founder and columnist for Veterans Corner by Terry Richards since 1997, and a longtime Veterans Rights activist since 1990.

The Significance of this Election

In this election, the American people face the clearest choice in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made – on jobs, the economy, taxes, deficits, energy, education, war, and peace. And they will have a huge impact on our lives and on our children’s lives for decades to come.

On every issue, this isn’t just a choice between two candidates or two parties. It’s a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our country’s future.

The differences between the two visions are made abundantly clear when it comes to the military and military families.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have made Veterans’ well-being a priority in their leadership of this great country.

Let me tell you a few specific reasons I strongly support this President.

He has kept his promise to help Homeless Veterans.  He’s done this by putting forward a federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, and getting Congress to fund the VA with over 17,000 Veterans Affair Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers for Veterans who are Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless since he entered office – with a goal of no homeless Veterans by 2015.  I am a proud recipient of such a voucher.

President Obama also promised to help Veterans with more VA funding for healthcare and benefits by getting Congress to appropriate these funds, and he kept that promise.

Our President is a man of character and integrity: a dedicated husband and father.

I urge Veterans and all Americans to re-elect President Obama and Vice-President Biden for the greater good of our country…

Thank you for this chance to offer my views. I’d like to now introduce fellow Veteran Richard Weir.

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Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner Joe Halper & me at the 2012 LA County Democrat of the Year Award Dinner Party on September 23, 2012. Joe is the one who invited me to the Dinner._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Expand housing vouchers program for homeless veterans

“Expand proven homeless veteran housing vouchers to assist those already on the streets.” In June 2010, the Obama administration announced a plan to end homelessness in a report entitled, “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.” The administration incorporated the program into its five-year plan to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015. Congress provided funds for 10,000 additional vouchers each year from 2008-2010, leading to a total of 30,000 by the end of fiscal year 2010. Congress cut the program’s funding in the 2011 budget from a proposed additional $75 million to $50 million. This pays for approximately 7,000 additional vouchers. The program’s funding levels for 2012 are yet to be determined. The Obama administration’s proposal requested $75 million for 10,000 new vouchers. Congress may pare down this amount as it did the previous year. We spoke with a representative from the American Legion — a national veterans’ group —  who said the organization only expects 7,000 vouchers for 2012. So does this mean the voucher program is shrinking or growing? The Department of Veterans Affairs told us that approximately 31,000 of 37,000 vouchers appropriated by Congress are in use. This means that 31,000 veterans are in housing, and there’s still room for more to sign up for the program. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan testified to Congress in 2010 that a total of 60,000 vouchers are needed to eliminate veterans’ homelessness. The program is growing to reach this goal, but at a slower pace than the 2008-2010 period. While the program itself preceded his administration, President Obama nonetheless supported it, and approximately 17,000 new vouchers have been added during his presidency. This qualifies as expanding the program. As a result we rate Obama’s pledge a Promise Kept. Click onto link below for full story. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/116/expand-housing-vouchers-program-for-homeless-veter/

 4. Oh!!!Here’s some more reasons… 
Even more Keeping Faith with Our Veterans!!! 
Why I support Obama
And more reasons…
From: David Axelrod <info@barackobama.com> To: TERRY RICHARDS <vetsjustice@yahoo.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:24 PM Subject: If the President loses…

Terry –Judging from the number of times they’ve said it this week, you would think repealing Obamacare on Day One is the most urgent goal of the Republican Party and number one reason to elect Mitt Romney.I’d like to know what’s noble about making it harder for people to get health care.

President Obama refused to give up on this legislation because he knew it was about real people — people like his own mother who, in her final days, battled cancer and the insurance company, or my daughter Lauren, whose intractable epilepsy, at just seven months old, nearly bankrupted our family and burdened her with a pre-existing condition that threatened her future coverage.Today, there are millions of families like ours who won’t have to suffer through needless heartache over situations beyond their control.If the President loses, Republicans are guaranteeing those protections will be gone with him. You can make sure that doesn’t happen. Donate $5 or more before this Friday’s critical FEC deadline.

 When the Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act, I was moved to tears said David Axelrod. This week, the Republicans are moving a lot of people to act as well — to make sure they can’t take their destructive platform to the White House.The next time you hear someone at the Republican convention attack Obamacare, remember what they’re actually trying to take away://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c14e2d/501a5f93/26378f40c/12a834bf/3417090323/VEsE/p/eyJKU1ZEVlZOVVQwMWZSRUZVUVZORlZGdHpiSFZuUFRJd01USXdPREk1WDJkdFlXbHNYMmx1WTI5dFpWOXlkVzV2Wm1Zc2EyVjVQV0oxZEhSdmJuTmRLR0Z0YjNWdWRITTlNVFY4TXpWOE5UQjhNVEF3ZkRJMU1IdzFNREI4TVRBd01Da2xKUT09IjoiYW1vdW50cz0xNXwzNXw1MHwxMDB8MjUwfDUwMHwxMDAwIn0=/Thanks for standing with the President.David

Melissa Grant, President of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Campaigns for President Obama outside the new Santa Monica Office on the famous 3rd Street Promenade.

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Nationally Recognized Veterans Rights Advocate Terry Richards Campaigns for President Obama along with Melissa Grant on the 3rd Street Promenade.

Terry Richards Campaigns for President Obama on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

Terry Richards Campaigns for President Obama on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

Congressman Henry A. Waxman, Member, United States Congress of the 30th District of California endorses President Obama on september 06, 2012 at the grand opening of the Santa Monica Obama Campaign Headquarters

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President Obama accepts the Democratic Nomination for his second term as President on Thursday, September 06, 2012.

Chief White House Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett is briefed by Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Board Members Janet, Melissa, and Gary as she enters the Santa Monica Democratic Office.

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Valerie Jarrett introduces herself to and chats with Volunteers.

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By Rachel H. on November 3, 2012

Vet. Terry RichardsWe have a sacred trust with those who serve our nation. When brave men and women enlist to protect and defend our country, our commitment to them begins, and it must never end. We owe our veterans and their families the care they were promised and the benefits they have earned.To that end, President Obama and the Veterans Administration have launched an initiative to eliminate homelessness among veterans by 2015. Already, the program has helped tens of thousands of homeless veterans find stable and permanent housing.Terry Richards, a Vietnam-era veteran, is one such beneficiary.

[President Obama] has kept his promise to help homeless veterans. He’s done this by putting forward a federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, and getting Congress to fund the VA with over 17,000 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless since he entered office. I am a proud recipient of such a voucher [for Senior Veterans like myself  on fixed low-incomes like Social Security who want to live in Decent and Maintained Housing in a city like Los Angeles where average rents are $1650 per month or more for more decent and maintained Housing…]

Now Mr. Richards “pays back” President Obama in the best way he knows how — by phonebanking and spreading the message of his president. Join Terry at a phonebank to “pay back” our President for whatever benefits you are now receiving as a result of his policies.