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.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an important bill that will make military families immediately safer.
One of the most direct overlaps between military families and the movement to reform policing in America is the Pentagon’s 1033 program. Given the program’s relative obscurity, we think it’s important for our community to understand what it is and how it impacts us.
Military families are directly impacted by our country’s decisions over war and peace. For us, the “Use of Military Force” is not an abstract concept; it’s a somber reality.