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.
Today the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted on bipartisan legislation S.J. Res. 10 to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) against Iraq. This important vote brings us closer to ending endless war in the Middle East.
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: