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!
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been unsettling and disturbing to witness. While most of us are half a world away, there are small acts we can all take today to support the defense of Ukraine and its people.
According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), military voters were 27% less likely to have voted in 2020 than civilian voters. A huge factor behind this discrepancy are the unique obstacles that military voters face when trying to cast their ballots – from complicated residency questions to international mail delays.
We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Secure Families Initiative team: Brandi Jones is our Organizing Director! Brandi is tasked with growing our membership, increasing advocacy participation, and expanding our presence across military and civilian communities.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives is debating the big annual defense bill THIS WEEK! And there’s one amendment in particular we need your help supporting: the Johnson-McClintock Amendment #534.
My name is Mary Monrose. I’m a military spouse, mom, advocate, and podcaster. I’d like to share my story about advocating for an issue I care about — the protection of rights of military children in Special Education.
“Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez We know the images and news out of Afghanistan have been overwhelming and, like us, you have probably felt helpless.
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.
Military families deserve a seat at every table that deliberates the policies that affect their lives, whether common like housing or world-changing like declaring war. Now is the time to push for inclusion.