From economic fairness to equality, military families working together can help bring about progressive change. If you’re a military family member, here are four actions you can take no matter where you’re located.
1. Plan a meetup with other progressive military families near you
Even if you’re starting with just a few people, bringing together friends, neighbors, and family for a meetup is a great way to get fellow military family members involved. Meetups provide opportunities to connect with like-minded military families, take action on the issues that matter to you, and get friends and family members registered to vote. Interested in planning or attending a meetup near you, or a listening session with local elected officials or candidates? Email us. Make sure you also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on meetups with progressive military families near you.
2. Contact your Member of Congress
Military families have a uniquely powerful voice — use it by calling your Member of Congress. You can reach your Senators and Representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or by looking up their contact information here. Have a little more time to spare? Consider attending a town hall meeting, where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to an elected official or candidate in person about the issues important to you. You can find a list of upcoming town hall meetings here.
3. Register to Vote
The easiest, most important thing you can do this year is vote. You can find information on military and overseas voting, including a state-by-state list of voter registration deadlines, here. In addition, stay tuned for a military families voting rights guide that we’ll be launching shortly — sign up and follow us on social media for updates.
4. Volunteer for a local progressive organization or campaign