2021 is going to be a big year. A lot of us have leftover energy from last year’s election and are eager to turn that energy into real change for families like ours. But how can we as a community have actual impact at such a high level? Simple: we organize. Join us for a […]
We kicked off 2021 with a training on the theory and strategy behind eeeeeeverything we do here at SFI. I know, pretty legit. Because this stuff is so integral to our work, we thought we’d share the highlights here.
Earlier this year, Michigan’s statehouse passed a bill to allow overseas service members and their dependents to submit their absentee ballots online. We supported this bill and were thrilled when it passed! Unfortunately, Michigan’s legislature just yanked the bill back from the Governor’s desk before it could get signed into law. We need your help to […]
I know. 2020 has been the longest year in human history. What I’m about to say will sound like I’m talking about a lifetime ago, but bear with me… Remember January?
This election, we are encouraging as many people as we know to turn out and vote! Take our Vote Tripling Challenge by pledging to remind at least 3 people in your life to vote. They can be a family member, coworker, neighbor, or mil spouse friend — anyone you want to encourage to make their voices […]
One of the most important things you can do as a military spouse advocate is tell your story. This helps voters understand what it’s really like to have a loved one serve in uniform. Our stories explain how foreign policy decisions have ripple effects here at home. Join our public narrative training to learn some […]
I had the privilege of sitting down (virtually) with three badass military spouse advocates who recently started a Facebook group for Black Lives Matter supporters in the military family community. Tori Coke and Shannon Powers are married to active duty Airmen, and Michele Compton to an active duty Coast Guardsman.
We’re so excited that you’re interested in joining our cohort of SFI volunteers! There’s a whole range of activities our volunteers can get involved with.
You might be thinking, “Advocacy is all sounds great! But I’m afraid of being ‘too political’ for fear of hurting my service member’s career. After all, aren’t there rules in the military about not doing that sort of thing?” We understand where you’re coming from. But the good news is: there really aren’t. Don’t believe us? […]
Spouses stationed overseas face the same barriers to absentee voting as their service members do — sometimes, even more! Michigan’s statehouse is considering a bill that would allow overseas service members to submit their absentee ballots online. We support this bill, and we want it amended to include military spouses and of-age children.