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.
Right now, we have a rare window of opportunity to pass a law that would immediately make all our military families safer. H.R. 256 is a bill that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq. If that sounds like confusing jargon to you, here’s a clearer example for why this matters:
Spoiler alert: you do! We want to help military partners and family members tell their stories. At SFI, we know it is important to share our experiences to help bridge the military-civilian divide.
Last week, our Director Sarah wrote an Opinion Editorial published in USA Today that resonated with many of you in our community: “A COVID Christmas: Military families are used to spending holidays apart. You can do it, too.” Now is YOUR chance to carry and spread this message, too.
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 […]
Secure Families Initiative launched in early 2020 to elevate military spouses and family members as uniquely qualified voters and advocates on matters of foreign policy. We are eager to gather your input as we reflect on our first year and align our priorities moving forward. Please take a few minutes to complete this short end-of-year […]
In a typical year, absentee military voters face disproportionate challenges to the ballot box. In 2020, the complications of a worldwide pandemic and slower USPS delivery times have created even more challenges to successfully casting our ballots. Secure Families Initiative is gathering information so we can accurately tell the story of military voting challenges […]
Mailing your ballot shouldn’t mean you miss the gratification of an “I Voted” sticker! Celebrate using your voice with our special “I Voted by Mail” sticker.
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 […]
In politics as well as culture, representations of military life can be very two-dimensional. While there’s a focus on the happy homecomings, the dreaded departures and every human grind experience in between are often overlooked. What happens when that understanding is lost? And how can military family members and veterans help reclaim our narrative?