Local Veteran Among Washington D.C. Protestors

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SACRAMENTO—

Veterans and the active military are sick of being used by their federal government as a political pawn.

“It’s disgusting. I am absolutely disgusted and I know there are a lot of people that share that exact sentiment,” said Sacramento native and armed forces veteran Scott Raab.

Raab went to Washington D.C. this past weekend to take back their monuments.

“My message was very simple: I am veteran, I am a concerned citizen, and it’s outrageous to think those barriers could stand up and block the people that they were meant to honor… Thankfully, we had been there to talk those barricades down,” Raab said.

Raab is also part of Move America Forward, an organization that sends care packages to soldiers fighting overseas. He spoke at the rally and demanded change.

“Very simple: fund the VA, fund our veterans. Don’t use us as a political prop,” Raab said.

Raab says the VA will run out of money to help veterans in a little over two weeks – a short window for our government to get their act together.

“These guys depend on the VA. It needs to be funded; there is no politics in it. Barack Obama, Harry Reid need to understand that and they need to do the right thing and take care of our veterans.”

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