Everyone please understand that the US Department of Veterans Affairs have/had nothing to do with the decision to close the Barstow Home.
Also, I just had a lengthy conversation with Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre. She has asked that we clarify for ALCON (that’s ALL CONCERNED for non-military types, lol), that Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, Congressman Paul Cook, the High Desert mayors, etc etc are all aware of this issue and our fight. They are all working feverishly to fix this mistake by the Governor.
She requests that we focus our emails, calls, letters and, other efforts, directly to Sacramento. Specifically we need to be inundating Governor Newsom’s office and the offices of each current member of the budget committee, other than Mr. Obernolte, who is already, again, fighting the good fight on our behalf. The White House is also a great avenue.
Lastly, we hope to have a big announcement, no later than Tuesday morning regarding our plans for the Memorial Day Rolling Rally, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
It is an absolute pleasure and honor to be in this fight with each of you!!!