Military spouses commonly hold a misconception: you have to keep your political opinions to yourself because you don’t want to “impact your service member’s career.” I’m here to dispel that myth and encourage military spouses to GET INVOLVED with politics. Our voices and stories need to be heard!
From your Member of Congress to your local School Board, elected officials are in office to represent your voice and your values. After all, you hired them for the job! Now, we know the word “lobbying” has some negative connotations. It instantly conjures the image of shady backroom dealings in Washington, D.C.! But at its […]
There’s a buzz around Capitol Hill right now about whether our country should change the way it decides to go to war. Given the relevance of this issue to our military community, we thought it’d useful to lay out an overview of U.S. War Powers so we can better engage in these conversations.
With the 2020 primary election in full-swing, voting is top of mind for a lot of us (even more so than normal). We thought it’d be a good idea to provide a quick overview of the unique considerations that military families should have in mind when registering to vote.
As military families, our values of duty and respect for authority are some of our strengths. We accept the mission and follow the orders, wherever they may take us.
There are many military spouses who may be hesitant to get involved in anything “too political” for fear of hurting their service member’s career. After all, aren’t there rules in the military about not doing that sort of thing?
There’s an exciting election taking place this year, and you’re all ready to vote! You’ve updated your registration, you’ve studied the candidates, you’ve made a plan to get to the polls. But what about your family? Your friends? Are they ready to vote?
The first time I heard a campaign use the term canvassing, I smiled and nodded — and proceeded to Google “what is canvassing?” on my phone when the staffer wasn’t looking.