The “For the People Act” passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and will now get a vote in the Senate later this month. This historic legislation would make it easier for all Americans to vote and includes a number of important updates to federal voting access for military voters.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an important bill that will make military families immediately safer.
On April 14, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September. Join us in sending the White House a letter of support for bringing our troops home.
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.
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 […]