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.
You are registered to vote and know the value of your voice. Now it’s time to multiply your impact by taking our Vote Tripling Challenge. What is Vote Tripling? Vote Tripling is relational voter outreach to increase voter turnout. Our Vote Tripling Challenge is a pledge to remind at least 3 people in your life […]
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?
This week, the U.S. Senate is voting on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We are supporting Amendment 2252 to prohibit military weapons from being transferred to local police departments.
Recent reports show that Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing US service members. If you’re like us, this news left you bewildered and outraged. Not only are these perverse actions from a foreign adversary profoundly unsettling. But how could this go unanswered?!
Spouses stationed overseas face the same barriers to absentee voting as their service members do — sometimes, even more! Michigan’s statehouse is considering a bill that would allow overseas service members to submit their absentee ballots online. We support this bill, and we want it amended to include military spouses and of-age children.