OUR Mission

Common Defense is a diverse, grassroots organization of U.S. veterans and military family members who are fighting to preserve the core values we swore to uphold and defend. Together we vow to protect our communities from hate and violence, to serve on the front lines for social, economic, and global justice, and to champion a truly equitable and representative democracy.


Common Defense is proud to endorse the following candidates, who we believe are most likely to capture the grassroots energy of this political moment and champion a people's agenda of economic, social, and global justice. Check out our Press Release to learn more about these great candidates.


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