A Sample Campaign Speech for Texas Congress

Veterans Health Administration

Campaign Speech for Congress

I’d like to take this opportunity to address my fellow Texans in this great District, of my intentions for this candidacy in Congress. Abraham Lincoln once wrote that, “God gives us to see the right, [to] strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for the [widow, and orphan]--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”(Lincoln, 1865) I believe this statement still rings true, a century later, while our sons and daughters return home from War ravaged with illness’ of the body and mind. It is with this statement that I will base my platform for your district on, in the striving to maintain a working transition service program for all veterans of this country, whether full time or reserve. Like in Lincoln’s time, we as Americans are witnessing a spiral of self destruction and hopelessness from those that do return from battle, and a lack of help for those left behind when a loved one never makes it home. The time is now to stand against this absentee government and demand further aid for the widows and children of fallen soldiers, with increased assistance for active, reserve, retired and discharged military that are suffering with emotional and mental disabilities. What exactly does it mean to be an element of Congress? Lately many members of that long distinguished group are letting the power they hold to help, slip through their fingers. It is my intention to mend the cracks where justice fails, when you elect me to Congress. As your congressional representative I will work directly with Veteran’s Affairs offices and hospitals throughout Texas, ensuring the concerns of health-care professionals and the military personnel they treat are always at the forefront of my mind.

I also promise to further aid the established House Appropriation Subcommittee for...
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