In honor of Black History Month, throughout February we have explored the intersection between SFI’s policy priorities and our commitment to anti-racism. We are committed to building our advocacy and our work within this context year-round.
In only our second year in existence, Secure Families Initiative thrived and continued to grown in 2021. From DC parking lots to Zoom calls with members of Congress, we took action and used our voice on behalf of the military community the entire year. Here’s a look at some of our accomplishments in 2021. A […]
Together with partner organizations, Secure Families Initiative penned an OpEd in Stars and Stripes. “Honor Veterans: Repeal the Iraq War Authorization” is co-authored by SFI Executive Director collaborated with Naveed Shah, the Political Director at Common Defense and an Iraq War veteran, and Luis Cardona, the Federal Affairs Liaison at Concerned Veterans for America.
We are excited to share our news: today, we launched a Patreon! A new method for civic engagement, education and empowerment. And bonus, a new way to support Secure Families Initiative.
Secure Families Initiative Board of Advisors President Heather Aliano wrote an essay for the Just Security Symposium on the 20th anniversary of September 11th. “How Perpetual War Has Changed Us” is a deeply personal reflection on the impacts of twenty years of war on service members and military families.
SFI Executive Director Sarah Streyder spoke with Newsweek about military family reactions to the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and what the events of the last week mean for future military decisions.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder and volunteer Erin Anhalt co-authored an editorial published by DefenseOne about “three critical areas for investment that deserve attention” in Pentagon budget debates.
Secure Families Initiative volunteer Ariana Basilias was published in The Seattle Times.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder co-authored an opinion piece with Adam Weinstein of the Quincy Institute. “Biden, Afghanistan and the commodification of the American warfighter” was published on FoxNews.com.
Secure Families Initiative volunteer Marla Bautista’s Editorial was published in the Miami Herald.