Tulsi Gabbard — Member of Congress —

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Sending a mahalo card to Operation Tropic Care

Aloha,

I hope you're well! As Representative to Hawai'i’s broad and diverse 2nd Congressional District, the unique needs of our island communities are always forefront in my mind. I’ve been privileged to visit with and hear from so many of you, and I continue to learn more with every conversation. Your voices and concerns are precious to me, whether you live in Kaneohe or Ka'u, Kahului or Koloa.

When I was on Lana'i recently, I had the chance to visit with local community leaders who were preparing for Tropic Care—service members from the Army, Air Reserves and National Guard would be visiting for 2 weeks to offer free medical and dental care to residents in rural communities all across the state! This program debuted on the island of Kaua'i last year, and it serviced thousands of people who normally would not have had easy access to care.

Operation Tropic Care has been a great asset to our islands, and I hope you’ll join me in extending a warm “aloha and mahalo” to the 150 service members from 25 states who have been offering care to local residents since June 2nd. I hope we can return their offering with our own gift of healing—the spirit of aloha—and I hope they will take it back with them to their hometowns!

I'm sending the troops of Operation Tropic Care a mahalo card for their services - click here to add your name to the message!

Mahalo nui loa,

Tulsi Gabbard
Member of Congress (HI-02)

Helping Heroes Fly Act

I know that through all the frustrations that we face in Congress, sometimes it seems there isn't much hope.  Today, however, was a good day.

Today, your Representatives in Congress did the right thing.

In March 2013, I introduced my first bill as a member of Congress - the Helping Heroes Fly Act - a measure to improve the screening experience for our injured and disabled service members and veterans by requiring TSA to facilitate ease of travel for them at our nation's airport security check points with expedited screening.

Exposed

The Pentagon recently released a report on military sexual assault, and the results are staggering. Of an estimated 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact in 2012, only 3,374 cases were reported and only 238 resulted in court-martial charges.

This is unacceptable. The current system allows for an abuse of power and an environment that discourages victims from speaking out.

This ugly reality that has been exposed mandates that we take action to make things right.

Back from Afghanistan

A few days ago, I returned from my first official overseas trip where I visited Hawai`i troops deployed in Afghanistan, and met with various military and civilian leaders in Kabul and in surrounding areas.

I traveled with Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama (Chair, Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Nuclear, and Missile Defense), and Congressman Dan Kildee from Michigan (Financial Services Committee).

I commend all of our servicemembers and their families for their continued service and sacrifice, as they serve us at home, and abroad.

Almost 2-fold!

Wow—what a turnout of enthusiasm!

Our team not only met our $5,000 online goal by Sunday night's deadline... we almost doubled it!  That's right—we raised $9,149 by midnight, including contributions from over 100 NEW donors, and showed everyone watching thatour grassroots team is stronger than ever!

I AM #TEAMTULSI.

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