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Joined in June 2020

About Us

Common Defense is the country’s only veteran-led grassroots organization committed to engaging, organizing, training and mobilizing veterans to elect accountable leaders and promote progressive values in 2020 and beyond.

We empower veterans to stand up for our communities against the rising tide of racism, hate, and violence, to organize against the entrenched power of greedy billionaires who have rigged our economy, and to champion an equitable and representative democracy, where “liberty and justice” truly is for all.

Our work consists of:

  • Training veterans as grassroots organizers
  • Growing and organizing the progressive veteran community
  • Advocating for progressive legislation and policy at the federal and local level
  • Mobilizing our 150,000 members to support candidates who share our values



Common Defense is the country’s only veteran-led grassroots organization committed to engaging, organizing, training and mobilizing veterans to elect accountable leaders and promote progressive values in 2020 and beyond.

We empower…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Policy
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Veterans

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