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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Marc's Memo - May 2016 Updates

Jun 1, 2016
Marc's Memo - E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

May has been a busy month in the DFW Metroplex and in Washington, D.C. I have been working hard on issues that matter to you and your family. Take a moment to see how I’ve been busy promoting healthy habits by recognizing the month of May as “Health and Fitness Month,” fighting against discriminatory Voter ID laws, supporting our military veterans nationwide, and clocking in at a local Dallas boutique for my monthly “Marc Means Business” work day.

As always, I invite you to connect with me through my official websiteFacebook page, and Twitter account to stay informed on what I am working on in the district and in D.C. Don’t forget to remind your friends to subscribe to my e-newsletter, so they don’t miss out on any updates on my efforts in Washington and in the Metroplex.

Sincerely,


Marc Veasey
Member of Congress


Promoting Healthy Habits Nationwide

Promoting healthy lifestyles is a personal mission. That is why for the fourth year in a row, I introduced H. Res. 719 designating the month of May as “Health and Fitness Month,” to inspire increased physical fitness in communities nationwide and to help children and families adapt healthy choices into their everyday routines.

During the month of May, I hosted and participated in FREE and family friendly events in the DFW Metroplex and in Washington, D.C. to promote health and fitness.

Fort Worth, Texas—Jimika Allison, Congressman Veasey’s Fort Worth District Office Field Representative and her son Isaiah joined the TX33 community for the Tarrant County Fitness Day at Tarrant County College South Campus.

 

Dallas, Texas—Dallas residents and Congressman Veasey learn dance moves to get their heart rates up at his Dallas Fitness Day at Kiest Park. 

 

Washington, D.C. — DC Health Expo participants let loose and learned ways to get active during live fitness demonstrations.

For Dallas and Tarrant County Fitness Day photos, please click here.

For DC Fitness Health Expo photos, please click here.

Launching the First-Ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

On Tuesday, May 24, I launched the first-ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus to address the immediate need to overcome the barriers our communities face when exercising their right to vote. 

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Veasey hosts a press conference to launch the first ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus.

The goal of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus is to educate the public on the current voter suppression tactics in place in their home states, districts, and counties, inform constituencies on their rights as voters, and to create and advance legislation that blocks current and future suppressive and discriminatory tactics that deny American citizens the sacred right to vote.

For high-resolution photos, please click here.

Helping Our Nation’s Veterans

On Monday, May 23, I introduced H.R. 5304, the Health Expansion Loss Prevention (HELP) Veterans Act to extend the six months of health care and dental coverage provided to our service members released from active duty under the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) to one full year of coverage. 

While a six-month period of transition can be a sufficient amount of time to secure health care coverage through other means, the additional challenges veterans face when assimilating into civilian life can extend the amount of time it takes to secure meaningful employment and accompanying health care coverage.  

To view the full bill language, please click here.

Learning About the Quinceñera Tradition

On Friday, May 27, I lent a hand at Oak Cliff’s local boutique, Veronica’s Designs, as part of my monthly “Marc Means Business” initiative. During my work day, I spent the morning assisting Juana Sanchez, owner, to prep for a local family’s quinceañera that evening and learned more about the special customs and traditions that surround the Latin American celebration.

Dallas, Texas—Congressman Veasey steams a lucky birthday girl’s dress for her important day.

In Latin American culture, a quinceañera commemorates a young girl’s journey from childhood to maturity when she turns 15 years old. The quinceañera celebration traditionally begins with a religious ceremony followed by a reception. Since opening its doors nine years ago, Veronica’s Designs has helped hundreds of local DFW families mark their daughters’ special occasion.

To view May 2016’s ‘Marc Means Business’ photo gallery, please click here.

YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE UNDER ATTACK - Forum on Voting Rights in Texas and Beyond

Join me and special guests on Monday, June 6, to discuss how Voter ID laws affect our community, state, and nation.

What: 
Forum on Voting Rights in Texas and Beyond

When: 
Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM CDT

Where: 
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
5700 Ramey Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76112

For more information, call 817-9086 or 214-741-1387