VETERANS CAMPAIGN IS THE ONLY NON-PARTISAN, NON-IDEOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE, MENTOR AND PREPARE VETERANS FOR A "SECOND SERVICE" IN CIVIC LEADERSHIP.

We believe that our country’s veterans are a valuable yet largely untapped source of civic and political leaders. In a recent study by Civic Enterprises, over 90% of veterans expressed an interest in continuing their public service. Veterans possess many qualities our country and communities need in our civic and political leaders: a commitment to serve, outstanding leadership experience in the face of adversity, familiarity with a broad cross-section of American society, and an intimate understanding of the human consequences of Washington’s foreign policy decisions. Yet few are challenged to pursue a "second service" in civic leadership--we hope you join us in recruiting, mentoring, and preparing the "next Greatest Generation" of America's leaders.

Our programming includes:

  • Campaign Training Workshops: Veterans Campaign holds weekend workshops across the country to teach veterans, transitioning service members, and affiliates of the military community the foundational skills they need to run a successful campaign for elected office, issue advocacy, or civic initiatives.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series: A monthly forum for senior civic and political leaders in government to share their experiences with the military community and answer questions from emerging veteran leaders in an informal environment.
  • Research and Analysis: Veterans Campaign continually researches the trends and dynamics of the military community's participation in civic and political leadership, most notably tracking veterans in elected offices and successful campaign tactics for veterans on the local, state, and federal levels.
  • The Candidates Field Manual is a one-of-a-kind guide published by Veterans Campaign to equip veterans with everything they need to know to win

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