Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard participated in a workout session on the beach in Santa Monica Sunday to begin a two-day visit to the Los Angeles area for her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Participants were asked to contribute to two veterans organizations, Team Red, White and Blue and the Recon and Sniper Foundation.
Gabbard is also set to speak Monday at the Veterans Day LA celebration outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and conduct a town hall at The Proud Bird food hall near Los Angeles International Airport.
Gabbard, a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn in the successful effort to cancel plans to rebrand the Coliseum as the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum as part of a $69 million naming-rights agreement to help fund the $270 million renovation of the stadium, which opened in 1923.
Hahn is the event’s chair.
At the town hall, Gabbard “will share her vision for ending our engagement in costly regime change wars, the new Cold War and arms race and investing U.S. resources in serving the needs of the American people,” according to her campaign.
“Continuing the status quo is taking a toll on our military,” Gabbard tweeted Sunday.
“As President, I will honor our brothers and sisters in uniform by only sending them on missions truly worthy of their sacrifice — missions that actually serve the interests of our country and the American people.”
Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the event set for 6-8 p.m. All active and retired military with valid military identification will receive a free meal at the Food Bazaar from 5-8 p.m.
Reservations can be made at www.facebook.com/events/1067364176765847/
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