Thomas L. Day

Thomas Day is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Day is an Iraq War veteran with the Army's 101st Airborne Division. He is also a former correspondent with McClatchy Newspapers' Kabul, Afghanistan, bureau. Day holds degrees from Penn State University, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is member of the New Leaders Council and the Truman National Security Project's Defense Council.

Recent articles from Thomas L. Day

U.S. Capitol Building
News
Why Having Veterans In Congress Matters
A candidate for congressional office shares the danger of having historically low numbers of veterans in office.
A service member shelves patient medical records at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, March 26, 2009.
Veterans Benefits
There’s A Better Way To Help Vets Than Suing The VA Over New Claims Process
Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to work with the VA to reach those veterans who may struggle with the change?
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Marines, sailors and their families at Hangar 105, August 2011.
Community
A Presidential Election Without Veterans Has Become The Status Quo
There are dangerously few veterans in American politics, just look at the 2016 election field.
Maj. Jeffrey Hickman, a Public Affairs Officer with the Hawaii Army National Guard, speaks to reporters during the Puna lava flow, Oct. 30, 2014.
Community
The Media Is Failing To Communicate The Military To Civilians
In many ways, it is up to the media to bridge the gap between the military and civilians. Right now, we’re failing.