We are deeply disappointed to learn that the repeal of the Iraq War Authorization (2002 AUMF) was eliminated from the final version of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
This fall, we have an opportunity to make military families safer by repealing an outdated and irrelevant Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2002 Iraq AUMF is dangerous and allows a president to take military action without consulting congress.
Last 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 fall, we have an opportunity for the Senate to do the same thing. S.J. Res 10 repeals the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military […]
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been unsettling and disturbing to witness. While most of us are half a world away, there are small acts we can all take today to support the defense of Ukraine and its people.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.