One year ago today, Russia invaded Ukraine, and U.S. military families felt a surge of dread – would this conflict lead to our loved ones being sent into harm’s way? We reflect on one year at war.
SFI Strongly Supports Legislation to Repeal Iraq War AUMF Introduced in 118th Congress
Today, a bipartisan group of national lawmakers introduced a bill “To repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.” Secure Families Initiative enthusiastically supports this legislation. Repealing outdated and dangerous war authorizations has widespread, bipartisan support because it makes sense to veterans, active duty service members and their families.
Collective Voices Symposium: Sharing Our Multicultural Stories
We are hosting the first annual Collective Voices Symposium next week on Tuesday, January 31. The purpose of this virtual event is to highlight all voices within our community in an environment where we can share our experiences and learn from one another.
SFI Welcomes Two New Board Members
Today, Secure Families Initiative (SFI) celebrates three successful years of growth and advocacy since the nonprofit’s launch in 2020. In honor of the anniversary, SFI is pleased to announce the appointment of two members to the Board of Directors.
Congress Dropped the Ball on a Dangerous War Authorization
We are deeply disappointed to learn that the repeal of the Iraq War Authorization (2002 AUMF) was eliminated from the final version of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month + SFI Priorities
Throughout Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month, we have explored the intersection between SFI’s policy priorities and our commitment to anti-racism and building a multicultural organization. We featured notable historical figures, discussed policy connections, and shared action items every week focused on voting rights, foreign policy, and domestic demilitarization. We are committed to building our […]
Join our Mission on #GivingTuesday
This year on #GivingTuesday millions of Americans will donate to nonprofits and charities. We set an ambitious goal for our largest single fundraising day in SFI’s history. Can you help us get there?
SFI Responds to House Committee Report on Domestic Violent Extremism
Today the majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs released its Report on “The Importance of Peer Support in Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism“ based on the investigative hearing at which Secure Families Initiative testified.
SFI & Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, we’ve explored the intersection between SFI’s policy priorities and our commitment to anti-racism and building a multicultural organization. We featured notable historical figures, discussed policy connections, and shared action items every week focused on voting rights, foreign policy, and domestic demilitarization. We are committed to building our advocacy and […]
America Desperately Needs the Iran Nuclear Deal
My husband joined the Navy in March of 1999 and within thirty months we were engulfed in a war that would last the rest of his military career. When his ship pulled out of New York Harbor on 9/11, I never dreamed that we would still be at war when he retired in November of […]