Being a military spouse is a hard job. It also can feel like an under-appreciated and overlooked job. Sometimes, in that role a spouse can feel like they have no voice, or at least no voice that anyone really wants to listen to. I felt that way. My husband is an airman who struggles with […]
military spouse advocacy
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!
On Tuesday, May 5th, Secure Families Initiative hosted a town hall conversation with Lindsey Simmons, an active duty military spouse running for Congress.
Join us for a virtual conversation with Lindsey Simmons — an active duty Army spouse running for Congress in Missouri.
From your Member of Congress to your local School Board, elected officials are in office to represent your voice and your values. After all, you hired them for the job! Now, we know the word “lobbying” has some negative connotations. It instantly conjures the image of shady backroom dealings in Washington, D.C.! But at its […]
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As military families, our values of duty and respect for authority are some of our strengths. We accept the mission and follow the orders, wherever they may take us.
There are many military spouses who may be hesitant to get involved in anything “too political” for fear of hurting their service member’s career. After all, aren’t there rules in the military about not doing that sort of thing?
Military life can be hard – and none of us knew what to expect when we signed on.