Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will hold the first of four veterans forums in the 36th Congressional District today in Palm Springs.

The forum is at 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall Post 519, 400 N. Belardo Road. Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families, and representatives from veterans service organizations are invited to attend.

The other forums are Aug. 22 in Beaumont, Sept. 5 in Indio and Sept. 6 in Hemet.

To make a reservation, contact the Palm Springs District Office at (760) 424-8888 or