The “For the People Act” passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and will now get a vote in the Senate later this month. This historic legislation would make it easier for all Americans to vote and includes a number of important updates to federal voting access for military voters.
On April 14, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September. Join us in sending the White House a letter of support for bringing our troops home.
Last week marked 100 days since the current presidential administration began. Rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal was one policy that many expected to happen by this benchmark, but hasn’t happened. We thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on U.S. nuclear weapons policy and why it matters to military families like us.
The entirely virtual Civic Engagement Boot Camp by Secure Families Initiative is less than one month away! We are thrilled to share this tentative agenda. The two half days are jam-packed with informative presentations, motivating speakers, and networking tools to make change in your community.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder and volunteer Erin Anhalt co-authored an editorial published by DefenseOne about “three critical areas for investment that deserve attention” in Pentagon budget debates.
According to reports, President Biden is expected to announce a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021. We enthusiastically commend the White House for taking this important step toward ending endless wars.
Secure Families Initiative volunteer Ariana Basilias was published in The Seattle Times.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder co-authored an opinion piece with Adam Weinstein of the Quincy Institute. “Biden, Afghanistan and the commodification of the American warfighter” was published on FoxNews.com.
This morning, Secure Families Initiative sent a joint letter to the White House urging President Biden to bring troops home from Afghanistan. We took this action because we’ve seen firsthand how devastating this longest war in American history has been for many military families.
SFI’s Executive Director Sarah Streyder participated in a webinar hosted by the Veterans and Civilians Initiative to discuss The Role of Veterans & Military Families in Bridging our National Divides.