HOUSINGWIRE May 25th, 2017
As the Financial CHOICE Act winds its way through the House of Representatives, two grassroots organizations that represent current and former members of the military are asking the members of Congress to leave the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alone and allow the bureau to continue functioning as it does now.
WASHINGTON POST April 30th, 2017
“We have power to stop things. We have power to speak out — to show that there are things that we won’t accept.” Calling the VOICE network to report that Alf is trying to eat cats or Superman has engaged in an act of wanton property damage is absurd, McCoy told The Post. But so is the concept of VOICE.
CNN Apr 28th, 2017
Pam Campos, Director of Common Defense, tells Don Lemon that Trump's first 100 Days of hate, recklessness, and zero transparency prove his administration is fundamentally #Illegitimate.
MILITARY TIMES Mar 13th, 2017
“We are waiting for our first lady to support our women in uniform against continued harassment,” said Navy veteran Trina McDonald with the group Common Defense, which in a news release distributed Monday implored Melania Trump to “break her silence and speak up.”
NEW YORK TIMES Mar 8th, 2017
"If our leaders are serious about making the Marine Corps the best it can be, and if they want to avoid repeated scandals, they must change the culture... this kind of behavior isn’t a joke or a normal part of building cohesion but a weakness — and a betrayal of our core values of honor, courage and commitment." - Alex McCoy
WASHINGTON POST Feb 24th, 2017
"Before the waivers were granted, Common Defense said the day-care cuts 'directly damage military readiness, and place an unacceptable burden upon service members and their families, who are already sacrificing so much for our country,' and 'undermine the military’s efforts to support military spouses building sustainable careers of their own.'”
BUZZFEED Feb 12th, 2017
Iraq War veteran Josh Manning speaks during a Martin Luther King Day gathering. “I’m a secular Jew,” he said. “Part of me didn’t want to come, though, because I’m not from Whitefish. But Montana is one big small town.”
CNN Feb 9th, 2017
“I think it’s our obligation whenever any service member is killed, when an 8-year-old girl is killed, when we lose the right to conduct ground operations out of country that has otherwise hosted special operations troops, I think it’s our obligation as Americans to be asking questions about what decision-making went into this.” - Perry O'Brien
TASK AND PURPOSE Jan 22nd, 2017
“My husband and son are military and Donald Trump has been so reckless... I hope that the veteran voice is recognized here, to say that the military community is no more hardened to the cost of war than the average citizen.” - Nicola Batts | Army spouse and mother of a soldier
ROLLING STONE Jan 21st, 2017
"As a woman, I feel I need to be vocal about oppression. As a veteran, I'm obligated to stand up for my rights and for the rights of others." - Jessica Allier-Lopez
BUZZFEED Jan 17th, 2017
“We’ve been fighters for a long time. I think the march has been stained by people saying, ‘Oh, this is just people who can’t take the end results,’” Campos-Palma said. “The march isn’t about ‘I’m against Donald Trump.’ The march is about abundance. I’m here, and we’re gonna do something, and you need to pay attention to us.” - Pam Campos
NEW YORK MAGAZINE Jan 12th, 2017
“I’m attending the march with a group of women veterans. I’ll march behind them, because I’ve been led by women before — and my big Marine Corps ego survived just fine. It’s time the country sees that following a woman’s leadership doesn’t make a man weak.” - Alexander McCoy
FOREIGN POLICY Dec 7th, 2016
"As a former Army intelligence soldier and then analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency, I believe that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the president-elect's pick for national security advisor, presents a clear and present danger to our national security."
NEW YORK TIMES Dec 3rd, 2016
“To ask employees to look for the .0001 percent chance of something when you have an actual emergency and dead Americans is beyond the pale,” said Joshua Manning, an agency analyst from 2009 to 2013.
U.S. UNCUT October 27th, 2016
"In perhaps the most explosive ad of the election season, female veterans are personally speaking out against Donald Trump’s misogyny and bluster."
NY DAILY NEWS Oct 4th, 2016
“What Donald Trump did was very, very, very damaging to the cause of getting people to seek treatment,” said Katherine Scheirman, a Manhattan resident who served 20 years as a military doctor in the Air Force. “It’s so frightening to think of him as our commander in chief.”