Now, it is not my practice to push fundraisers for out of town politicians, but this is personal for me on a couple of levels.
First of all, Jon Powers is exactly the type of person we need representing us in Washington, and I mean us in the broader sense as Americans. He served his country with distinction and honor in Iraq, he set up a great charity called Iraq War Kids Relief, he was involved with Veterans For America and I first met him a few years ago when he introduced John Kerry at a speech here in Boston.
Second, having been involved in the Kerry Campaign and with veterans running for office in general, it is always extremely aggravating to me that Republicans wave the flag, but it’s Democrats who wear the uniform and defend it. The vast vast majority of national and state political leaders who are veterans are Democrats.
Men such as John Kerry and Max Cleland, Wes Clark and Jack Murtha, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak and more. This is our chance to add Jon to that remarkable list.
The fundraiser is downtown on Monday night, please email Eben DuRoss at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.