Right now, we have a rare window of opportunity to pass a law that would immediately make all our military families safer. H.R. 256 is a bill that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq. If that sounds like confusing jargon to you, here’s a clearer example for why this matters:
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This morning, our SFI community woke with heavy hearts. The events at the U.S. Capitol last night have cast a shameful, disturbing shadow on the very core of our democracy. We condemn this failed insurrection, and we reassert our determination to advance strong national security, and free and fair elections.
My husband put his “Disabled Veteran” license plate on his car today. It struck me as such an odd thing. For twenty-one years, I’ve been a Navy wife. I don’t like all the trappings that come with that phrase, but I can’t escape the fact that it’s a huge part of my identity.
Secure Families Initiative launched in early 2020 to elevate military spouses and family members as uniquely qualified voters and advocates on matters of foreign policy. We are eager to gather your input as we reflect on our first year and align our priorities moving forward. Please take a few minutes to complete this short end-of-year […]
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. This year, Secure Families Initiative is participating in GivingTuesday to harness the power of our military community to change the future of our country – one voice and one vote at a time. Your support of the Secure […]
Secure Families Initiative Volunteer Corps member Jennifer Barnhill was featured on Independent.
Secure Families Initiative hosted a panel called Beyond the Feel-Good Photo Op: Military and Veteran Families Speaking Out.
Secure Families Initiative Director Sarah Streyder appeared on FoxNews to discuss reports of Russian bounties on US troops. The segment was also shared across Yahoo! digital properties.
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.
There’s a buzz around Capitol Hill right now about whether our country should change the way it decides to go to war. Given the relevance of this issue to our military community, we thought it’d useful to lay out an overview of U.S. War Powers so we can better engage in these conversations.