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military spouse advocacy
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.
From your Member of Congress to your local School Board, elected officials are there to represent your voice and your values. But how do you get them to take action on the things you care about? We discuss the strategies that are most effective at changing hearts and minds, and which ones are more hassle […]
Secure Families Initiative hosted a panel called Beyond the Feel-Good Photo Op: Military and Veteran Families Speaking Out.
In politics as well as culture, representations of military life can be very two-dimensional. While there’s a focus on the happy homecomings, the dreaded departures and every human grind experience in between are often overlooked. What happens when that understanding is lost? And how can military family members and veterans help reclaim our narrative?
I had the privilege of sitting down (virtually) with three badass military spouse advocates who recently started a Facebook group for Black Lives Matter supporters in the military family community. Tori Coke and Shannon Powers are married to active duty Airmen, and Michele Compton to an active duty Coast Guardsman.