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Larsen to Host Six Veterans Forums

Washington, DC, September 15, 2017
Tags: Veterans
Northwest Washington veterans are invited to participate

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host six Veterans Forums in San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. The forums, which begin on October 15th, are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), health care, job training and housing.

“Veterans know their communities better than anybody,” said Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, “and that is part of the reason these forums are so important – hearing veterans’ questions, concerns, and ideas directly from the community is the single best way I know how to become a better veterans’ advocate in Congress.”

Go to or click HERE to view a full list Veterans Forums in October.

Larsen’s Fight for Veterans

Larsen has long pushed to improve the well-being of veterans in the 2nd District. Highlights of his accomplishments 

  • Leading an effort to renew a transportation program that veterans rely on to get to and from health care 
  • Spearheading a provision to allow wounded veterans to access in vitro fertilization (IVF) through the Department of Veterans 
  • Pushing for resources to assist veterans experiencing homelessness through the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) 
  • Helping organizations  that serve veterans in all five of the counties of the Second District receive federal funding to help more veterans get permanent 
  • Improving access to care for veterans in Northwest Washington who face geographical barriers including veterans living in South and Central Whidbey Island who must drive across Deception Pass to Mount Vernon or take a ferry to Seattle before they reach a VA doctor.
  • Establishing a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Mount Vernon, which now provides primary and specialty care, including mental health services, to veterans in Skagit County.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Friday Harbor

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
Friday Harbor American Legion Post 163
110 1st Street and Court Street
Friday Harbor, WA

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Lynnwood

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Lynnwood City Council Chamber
19100 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA

Friday, October 20, 2017

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Arlington

1:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Arlington American Legion Post 76
115 North Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA

Larsen will host Veterans Forum in Sedro-Woolley

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST
Sedro-Woolley Community Center
703 Pacific Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum in Bellingham

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
Bellingham American Legion Post 7
1688 West Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA

Larsen will host a Veterans Forum Oak Harbor

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PST
Oak Harbor VFW Post 7392
3037 Goldie Road
Oak Harbor, WA