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

August 12th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Slate of Democratic Challengers to GOP Incumbents

August 9th, 2022Common Defense Veterans Endorse the Afghan Adjustment Act

August 9th, 2022Common Defense Veterans Applaud the Inflation Reduction Act as a Grassroots Victory, Urge Quick Passage by House

August 3rd, 2022Common Defense Veterans Celebrate the Long-Overdue Passing of the Honoring of Our PACT

July 29th, 2022Common Defense Veterans Condemn Republican Stonewalling of Honor our PACT Act

July 25th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Progressive Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives

July 18th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Democrats Running for Office in the United States Senate

July 11th, 2022Common Defense National Organizing Director Joanna Sweatt Pens Piece for NBC Think

July 1st, 2022Common Defense Supports Nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as Head of Office of Science and Technology Policy

June 24th, 2022Common Defense Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 17th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Candidates Leading on Foreign Policy

June 16th, 2022Common Defense Celebrates Senate Passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act

June 15th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Candidates Leading on National Security

June 10th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Lucas Kunce for US Senate in Missouri

June 6th, 2022Common Defense Applauds the Use of the Defense Production Act in Support of Clean Energy

June 1st, 2022Common Defense Celebrates Pride Month

May 25th, 2022Common Defense’s Statement on Uvalde Shooting

May 16th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Three Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania

May 10th, 2022Common Defense Endorses the Clean Energy Mineral Reform Act

May 10th, 2022Common Defense Endorses John Fetterman for US Senate in Pennsylvania

May 6th, 2022Common Defense Endorses Jessica Cisneros

May 3rd, 2022 – Common Defense Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Ruling

April 20th, 2022 – Veterans to the Senate on 4/20: It’s High Time We Legalize Marijuana

April 7th, 2022 Common Defense Endorses Four Candidates Up and Down the Ballot in Georgia

March 31st, 2022 Common Defense Celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

March 29th, 2022 Common Defense Releases Statement Honoring National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 25th, 2022 Common Defense Calls for Judge Jackson’s Swift Confirmation to SCOTUS

March 19th, 2022 Common Defense Releases Statement on 19th Anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq

March 8th, 2022 Common Defense with 86 Groups Ask for Lower Pentagon Topline

March 2nd, 2022 Common Defense Responds to the State of the Union Address

March 1st, 2022 Common Defense Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 25th, 2022 Common Defense Endorses Three Candidates for Congress in Texas

February 25th, 2022 Common Defense Applauds President Biden’s SCOTUS Nomination

February 24th, 2022 Common Defense Responds to Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

February 1st, 2022Common Defense Celebrates Black History Month and African American Veterans

January 28th, 2022Common Defense Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Sexual Harassment in the Military

January 25th, 2022Common Defense on the One-Year Anniversary of the Repeal of the Transgender Military Ban

January 24th, 2022Common Defense Urges President Biden to Keep Military Forces Out of Ukraine

January 20th, 2022Common Defense Reflects on One Year of the Biden Administration and Looks Towards the Future

January 20th, 2022Common Defense Reaffirms Commitment to Voting Rights Work

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 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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