Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I-Castleton) on the Expansion of Taliban Control Across Afghanistan

“It is heartbreaking to acknowledge the rapid expansion of Taliban control across Afghanistan. To the veterans and their families who deployed to Afghanistan, know that you are not alone. Please reach out to those close to you and/or to the many veteran supports here for you. Please be considerate to these veterans, their families and to our Afghan friends who've fought by our side for decades.”

Ashby encourages veterans in need of help and support to call any of the following county veterans’ service agencies:

  • Washington County – 518-746-2470
  • Rensselaer County – 518-270-2760
  • Columbia County – 518-828-9511