Russian aggression toward Ukraine and the United States’ response are dominating the news at the moment. Because this issue is top-of-mind, and a potential conflict is very worrisome, it’s important for military families to understand what the heck is actually going on. We give a brief overview of the current situation with Russia and Ukraine, […]
Today, Secure Families Initiative (SFI) celebrates two successful years of growth and advocacy since our nonprofit’s launch in 2020. In honor of the anniversary, SFI is pleased to announce the organization is growing. Bana Miller will join the Board of Directors and Brandi Jones will serve in a new Organizing Director position.
We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Secure Families Initiative team: Brandi Jones is our Organizing Director! Brandi is tasked with growing our membership, increasing advocacy participation, and expanding our presence across military and civilian communities.
Join us in welcoming our new Afghan neighbors to the United States! For Secure Families Initiative’s 2nd annual Day of Service, we are partnering with REACT DC, a milspouse-led resettlement organization that supports Afghan refugees in the DC-Virginia-Maryland area.
In only our second year in existence, Secure Families Initiative thrived and continued to grown in 2021. From DC parking lots to Zoom calls with members of Congress, we took action and used our voice on behalf of the military community the entire year. Here’s a look at some of our accomplishments in 2021. A […]
Earlier this year, we told the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a bill that would immediately make military families safer. And guess what? It worked! The bill passed the House with a bipartisan vote. This Veterans Day, we’re calling on the Senate to do the same thing. S.J. Res 10 would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military […]
Together with partner organizations, Secure Families Initiative penned an OpEd in Stars and Stripes. “Honor Veterans: Repeal the Iraq War Authorization” is co-authored by SFI Executive Director collaborated with Naveed Shah, the Political Director at Common Defense and an Iraq War veteran, and Luis Cardona, the Federal Affairs Liaison at Concerned Veterans for America.
Secure Families Initiative is dedicated to promoting voter participation among military families, and ensuring that our community can cast our ballots without hesitation or complication. As part of that mission, we want to do our part to combat mis- and dis-information as it relates to voting and elections.
We are excited to share our news: today, we launched a Patreon! A new method for civic engagement, education and empowerment. And bonus, a new way to support Secure Families Initiative.
At Secure Families Initiative, our theory of change is centered on the importance of military-connected folks telling our stories. Only 1% of the population serves in the military, and we cannot expect civilians to understand our experiences unless we share them. Writing a letter to the editor this fall in honor of Veterans Day is […]