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Five for Friday
A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
June 23, 2017
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Watch Livestream Today from Bush Institute's â€śStand-Toâ€ť in Washington, D.C. | Empowering Our Post-9/11 Veterans
Today at 9:00 a.m. EDT in Washington D.C., President Bush , Mrs. Bush , and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin will address the gaps in service to transitioning veterans and their families at the Bush Instituteâ€™s "Stand-To," a national convening of key leaders from across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
The Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative has worked with more than 70 partner organizations over the past six months to create more collaboration and coordination in the veteran space. Research shows that while every veteran transition looks different, there are three keys to a successful transition: health and wellbeing, education, and employment. There is a sea of goodwill dedicated to supporting military veterans and their families with these issues as they transition back into civilian life. But, too often, these efforts do not align, which can create confusion and gaps in service to transitioning veterans and their families.
Tune in as we tackle these issues and work to empower every veteran and his or her family to lead a full and meaningful life by achieving optimal health and wellbeing, and accessing education and employment opportunities.
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Read | Changing the Conversation
Our veterans have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and showed the true compassion of our nation. When they return home, many veterans face a host of complex and interconnected issues related to health and wellbeing, furthering their education and finding meaningful employment. The Bush Institute and more than 70 organizations have been working to change the conversation and find solutions to help our veterans.
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Read | Escaping North Korea
After witnessing family members starve to death in North Korea, Grace Jo escaped to China. In 2008, she came to the United States and is now a human rights advocate. Tuesday, June 20 was World Refugee Day. Read more of Graceâ€™s story and learn about the terrifying risks escapees take in order to achieve freedom.
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Read| Bush Institute Releases Recommendations to Improve NAFTA
With a NAFTA renegotiation imminent, the Bush Instituteâ€™s Economic Growth team has released a policy paper recommending five steps to improve North American trade and competitiveness.
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Celebrate | Itâ€™s National Pollinator Week
Did you know pollination produces nearly $ 20 billion worth of products annually in the U.S. alone? Join the effort to restore or create native habitats for pollinators during National Pollinator Week. Learn more about how you can take part and protect this valuable resource with our friends at the Pollinator Partnership's <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir
learning center. And be sure to visit the Bush Center's Native Texas Park to see pollinators at work in our natural Texas landscape.
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