This page is the home for our organization’s news. Here you will find Common Defense’s public statements.

January 17th, 2022Common Defense Remembers and Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy and Advocates for Voting Rights

January 11th, 2022Ahead of President Biden’s Speech, Common Defense Presses for Action on Voting Rights Legislation

January 6th, 2022Common Defense Reflects on the First Anniversary of the January 6 Capitol Insurrection

December 17th, 2021 Common Defense Releases 2021 Annual Report

December 15th, 2021Common Defense Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

December 15th, 2021Common Defense joins over 80 Grassroots Groups in Announcing MLK Day Mobilizations Calling for No Celebration Without Voting Rights Legislation

December 8th, 202149 Organization Letter: H.R. 5665 Markup: Urging Swift and Clean Approval by Foreign Affairs Comm

November 19th, 2021 – Common Defense Veterans Celebrate Passage of Build Back Better, Turn Attention to Senate

November 15th, 2021On Behalf of Vets, Common Defense Demands Passage of the Build Back Better Act

November 11th, 2021This Veterans Day, Common Defense Urges Action to Protect the Freedom to Vote

November 8th, 2021 – Common Defense Veterans Celebrate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Turn Attention to Build Back Better

October 21st, 2021 – Veterans Resign from Sinema Advisory Council, Continue Seven-Figure Campaign with Ad to Tell Her Why

September 28th, 2021Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing Proves Need for a Full 20-Year Review of U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

September 20th, 2021Common Defense Honors LGBTQ+ Veterans on 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

September 11th, 2021 Common Defense Releases Statement Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 1st, 2021 Common Defense Urges Congress to Expand Scope of Afghanistan Investigations or Risk Another Boondoggle

August 26th, 2021Common Defense Releases Statement on Terror Attack in Kabul, Future of U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Afghanistan

August 25th, 2021Common Defense Applauds Passage of H.R.4 in Battle for American Democracy

August 24th, 2021Common Defense Veterans on Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline: “Leave No One Behind”

August 20th, 2021 Common Defense Veterans Respond to Biden’s Remarks, Call for Evacuations Directly to the U.S.

August 13th, 2021 Veterans of Common Defense Release Statement on Ongoing Developments in Afghanistan

July 30th, 2021 Common Defense Veterans Celebrate Start of Process to Safely Evacuate Afghan Allies

June 7th, 2021 Common Defense Veterans to Manchin: “Inaction Not an Option When Our Democracy is at Stake”

May 25th, 2021 Common Defense Veterans Remember and Honor George Floyd

April 22nd, 2021 Veterans of Common Defense Remember Vanessa Guillén, One Year Since Her Tragic Murder

April 13th, 2021 ‘Our Forever Wars are Ending’: Common Defense Releases Statement on Biden Ending the War in Afghanistan

April 6th, 2021Common Defense and Allies Urge Biden to Withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1

March 29th, 2021Common Defense’s Statement for National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 17th, 20201 Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and White Supremacist Violence

March 10th, 2021 – The PRO Act Empowers America’s Workers Again

March 1st, 2021 Common Defense Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 1st, 2021 Common Defense Celebrates Black History Month by Elevating the History, Experiences of Black Veterans

January 25th, 2021 Common Defense Commends President Biden for Reversing Transgender Military Ban

January 20th, 2021 Common Defense Welcomes the Start of the Biden Administration, Looks Ahead to a Productive Four Years for Veterans

January 11th, 2021 Common Defense Calls for Impeachment and Investigation into Capitol Breach

December 17th, 2020Common Defense applauds President-elect Biden’s selection of Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary

December 16th, 2020Common Defense Veterans Call for Rep. Crenshaw to Resign

December 15th, 2020Common Defense Veterans Call for Secretary Wilkie to Resign

December 15th, 2020Common Defense Veterans Respond to the Ft. Hood Report Release

December 8th, 2020Common Defense Veterans Announce Opposition to Lloyd Austin as Biden’s Secretary of Defense

December 7th, 2020Common Defense Statement on the 79th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

November 9th, 2020 Veterans Celebrate Joe Biden’s Election as the 46th President of the USA

September 30th, 2020 Common Defense Creates “Quick Reaction Force” in Response to Trump’s Debate Comments

September 19th, 2020 Common Defense Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 15th, 2020 Common Defense Responds to the White House’s Suppression of Pro-Mask VA Guidance

May 7th, 2020 Common Defense Statement on anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19

April 30th, 2020 Common Defense Statement on COVID-19’s Impact on Communities of Color

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