In September 2021, Texas legislature passed “Senate Bill 1,” a new election law that has and will continue to impact absentee voters, including military voters.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of Americans cast their ballots through “absentee” methods — from mailing or faxing their ballots, to dropping them off in person.
According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), military voters were 27% less likely to have voted in 2020 than civilian voters. A huge factor behind this discrepancy are the unique obstacles that military voters face when trying to cast their ballots – from complicated residency questions to international mail delays.
The U.S. House of Representatives is debating the big annual defense bill THIS WEEK! And there’s one amendment in particular we need your help supporting: the Johnson-McClintock Amendment #534.
It’s NDAA season! That means Congress is knee-deep in negotiating policy and spending priorities for the Department of Defense. For advocates like us, this is a prime window of opportunity to champion our issues. Take a look at 3 priorities SFI will be tracking this season.
It is with deep sadness, frustration, confusion, and even anger that our community watches the Taliban advancement unfolding in Afghanistan right now. Our hearts break for our entire military community, and especially our allies in Afghanistan.
You know what August means: long hot days, back-to-school sales, and yes — Congressional recess! With most Members of Congress spending the month back home in their districts, it’s time for military family advocates to show up and speak out at local town hall events.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an important bill that will make military families immediately safer.
President Biden has the opportunity to take immediate action that would limit weapons of war from ending up on American streets — something he pledged he would do during his campaign.
One of the most direct overlaps between military families and the movement to reform policing in America is the Pentagon’s 1033 program. Given the program’s relative obscurity, we think it’s important for our community to understand what it is and how it impacts us.