Sacramento, CA – Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is joining an effort to raise awareness of veterans’ suicides by participating in a pushup challenge that he will launch on the floor of the Senate Thursday, June 23.
The awareness campaign reflects the fact that 22 American veterans, on average, commit suicide every day. Participants commit to do 22 pushups for 22 days as a way to drive home the significance of the suicides, but also to emphasize that veterans are important members of our community whose well-being requires continued care and attention.
Sen. Glazer will do 22 pushups on the floor of the Senate after the Senate adjourns on Thursday, June 23 and will invite fellow senators to join him in this effort. Sen. Glazer will then have one pushup event per day for the next three weeks.