Monday, March 7, 2011

Veterans Campaign

Veterans Campaign keeps it simple. They're a nonpartisan, non-ideological organization who trains veterans to run for public office.

Why veterans? Members of the military are of course allowed to vote, but because of their position they are not entitled to solicit or receive political contributions or engage in political activity while on duty, in a government office, or while wearing a military uniform. As a result, many veterans have no exposure to daily campaign life. Thus, Veterans Campaign seeks to demystify the process while encouraging veterans to continue their legacy of public service as an elected official.

To achieve their goals, Veterans Campaign holds campaign training workshops, sponsors lectures, and conducts research.

The executive director of Veterans Campaign noted that many veterans, "have a code of ethics that allows them to put the country before themselves," and perhaps most importantly, "veterans, particularly those who have served in combat, clearly recognize that 'the enemy is the guy at the end of the battlefield, not the guy on the other side of the aisle.'"

What groups would you like to see more represented in government?

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