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AMERICA NEEDS MORE VETERANS IN CONGRESS
Veteran representation in Congress has reached its lowest point in history, just as the country faces some of the toughest challenges we have ever seen. We are a group of U.S. veterans who are committed to seeing a new wave of Veteran leadership in Congress.
Vets4vetleadership is an organization dedicated to promoting veteran presence in both chambers of Congress.
The unfortunate reality is that less than 20% of the current Members of Congress have served in the military at some point during their lives. This means that the majority of elected officials do not have a sufficient understanding of the many unique challenges that the United States of America faces these days.
Vets4vetleadership exists to support the election of distinguished veterans to the United States Congress. We believe that those who have served our country in uniform are uniquely qualified to represent the interests of the American people in Washington, D.C. - and we are committed to helping them get there.
Why Vote for Veterans?
With the ex-military representation on Capitol Hill at an all-time low, it is more important than ever to reverse this trend and elect former military personnel to the United States Congress. As mentioned above, former military personnel is uniquely qualified to understand and solve the problems facing our nation - both at home and abroad.
Veteran Leadership Skills
Military service is the perfect training ground for leadership. Those who did their time in the armed forces understand well how to think on their feet, how to make quick decisions under pressure, and why it's vital to work effectively as part of a team. These are the same skills that are necessary to be an effective Congressperson.
Devotion to the Mission
Like every soldier, veterans in Congress understand the importance of honor and devotion to something larger than themselves.
No matter their rank, they have put their lives on the line to protect the United States of America and its way of life, meaning they are fully dedicated to ensuring that this great nation remains a force for good in the world.
To a soldier, there is no place for petty political games or personal interests - what matters is the commitment to national security and the well-being of the people. This is the kind of leadership necessary for the continued prosperity and success of the United States.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Can I Vote for Vets?
In order to vote for candidates (including veterans), you must be an American citizen of age (18 in most jurisdictions) and registered to vote. Once you meet the requirements, you can participate in elections to help veterans of your choice get selected for office.
If you are not yet sure who you would like to vote for, don't worry - you can visit our 'Certified Candidates' tab and learn more about the candidates worthy of your trust and support.
How Can I Support or Help Veteran Candidates?
There are many things you could do to help elect more veterans to Congress.
If you find veterans that you believe in, you can volunteer your time or resources to their election campaign. Every little bit helps and allows these candidates to better spread their message and connect with constituents.
If circumstances prevent you from directly helping the campaigns of ex-military candidates, you can support our organization or any Congress hopefuls by donating to their efforts. You can also spread the word to your friends, family, and social media followers about the importance of electing veterans to office.
Remember, every vote counts - so make sure you and those you know are registered and ready to participate in the democratic process!
How To Become a Veteran Candidate?
Former military personnel interested in becoming candidates for the United States Congress have to meet certain requirements set by the Constitution and the federal government.
To run for the House of Representatives, the candidate needs to be over 25 years old and have been a citizen of the USA for a minimum of 7 years. The hopeful also has to live in the state they want to represent.
United States Senate candidates also need to live in the state they wish to represent, though the minimum age requirement is 30 years old and the citizenship requirement is 9 years or more.
State requirements can vary significantly, so please check with your state's election board for more information on how to get on the ballot.
How To Run for Congress?
Getting chosen for Congress is a long and complicated process that requires a great deal of time, energy, and resources.
If you feel compelled to protect the interests of the US and its citizens by becoming a Representative or Senator, we encourage you to check our detailed guide on how to effectively participate in congressional elections. This should help you understand the basics of what you need to do to get started.
Why Veteran Voices Are Important in Congress?
The veterans have a lot to offer when it comes to solving the various issues facing our nation.
Former members of the armed forces are well qualified to lead due to the skills developed during their military service. They know how to handle pressure, how to make decisions quickly and efficiently, and - perhaps most importantly - how to work together as part of a team.
In addition, veterans are also some of the most dedicated and patriotic Americans. They have put their lives on the line to protect the freedom of the American people, and they understand better than anyone the importance of maintaining a strong and prosperous nation.
Veterans are driven by honor and the need to protect. They respect matters of national security and are less likely to engage in petty politics. At the same time, veteran Congressmembers can be the voice of reason when it comes to military action, as they know full well the devastating consequences of war.
Finally, Congressmembers with years of active service understand the needs and wants of former military personnel. They know of the issues many veterans face when they transition back into civilian life, and can effectively fight for vet-friendly legislation, as well as better benefits and support systems.
Of course, these are only some of the reasons why it's important to vote more veterans into office. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about veteran leadership in Congress and what it can do for the country!