Veterans, Seniors, and Immigrants
Services that support veterans, immigrants and seniors are consistently in the crosshairs of political debates. Forced to bear the brunt of polarizing Washington, D.C. policies; veterans, immigrants and seniors in San Diego County are left vulnerable. Chair Nathan Fletcher is taking actions locally to deliver the supportive resources these communities deserve. He has taken meaningful legislative action to help immigrants by introducing bipartisan solutions to address the migrant crisis in San Diego and take on the Trump Administration. He also successfully pushed for the County budget to include supportive legal services for immigrants. Chair Fletcher, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, has testified before congressional committees on veteran housing programs, fought the Trump Administration’s efforts to privatize VA hospitals and created new County positions to support veterans. His advocacy during the County budget process and votes during Board meetings has resulted in hundreds-of-millions of dollars being leveraged for supportive housing, nutrition and medical programs and increased staffing for seniors.