Giving Veterans A Voice, Since 2006
From our hard-hitting ads to our innovative work to give veterans and military families a bigger say, VoteVets has been the home for progressive veterans and their supporters.
Started in 2006, VoteVets PAC and VoteVets Action Fund have been the home for progressive veterans, military families, and their civilian supporters for over 15 years. It is the first organization of its kind and the largest, with over one and a half million supporters in all 50 states. VoteVets uses public issue campaigns to relentlessly lift up the voices of veterans on matters of national security, veterans’ care, and everyday issues that affect the lives of those who served, and their families.
“VoteVets has a unique authenticity. It has built the clout of veteran voices and challenges the fiction that most or all of the military votes red. In fact, progressive and Democratic veterans are passionate and highly persuasive—rare but powerful qualities in campaigns against Republicans.”
US Navy Adm. (Ret) Mike Mathis
VoteVets was built with a simple premise: You cannot hit too hard when the wellbeing of our troops, veterans, or American security and values are at stake. It’s why elected officials and commentators from the right, left, and center all agree that very few do better than VoteVets when it comes to advocacy.
Bringing Strong Advocacy To Capitol Hill and Beyond
VoteVets Action Fund is a 501c(4) organization, whose primary purpose is to advocate for issues that impact troops, veterans, and their families. VoteVets Action Fund focuses on matters including, but not limited to, foreign policy (including war-making policy), veterans’ unemployment, robust investment in care for veterans, energy security, protecting the rights of those who serve, and upholding the Constitution and democracy that every military member swore to uphold and protect.
More often than not, Veterans have a stake in the top issues of the day, and VoteVets Action Fund is committed to getting their voices heard on these issues. For that reason, we have and will continue to work with all progressive allies representing labor, immigration, civil rights and voting rights, gay and lesbian rights, environmentalists, and other progressives, when their issues coincide with the needs of troops and veterans.
In support of its advocacy goals, VoteVets Action Fund has organized fly-ins to Washington, DC to directly meet with lawmakers, run award-winning ads in TV, radio, print and online, and gone on the offense in media and direct mail.
Electing Those Who Served
VoteVets (Political Action Committee) has been helping veterans and national security experts win elected office at the Federal, state and local levels since its inception in 2006. Prior to VoteVets’ existence, conservatives and Republicans were viewed as the pro-military, pro-security party, for decades. Through our award-winning, blunt ads, and relentless work in the field, VoteVets helped change that dynamic, with the help of the amazing candidates it supports.
Now, some of the best known veteran elected officials in America are Democrats. Swing districts and states are now in play because VoteVets candidates and messaging are able to reach swing voters in a way that others cannot.
To help our candidates win, VoteVets PAC runs aggressive independent spending campaigns (over $100 million to date), raises and donates millions of dollars, and runs one of the most innovative and exciting texting programs in electoral politics in order to connect veterans and military families with other veterans and military families to get out the vote.
To view which candidates VoteVets PAC is endorsing, visit our listing of Endorsed Candidates here.
What They’re Saying
Whether they’re progressive, moderate, or conservative, everyone in politics knows what VoteVets and VoteVets Action Fund can do, and knows when we get involved, it’s going to be big, it’s going to be bold, and it’s going to be effective.
"As President Obama has said, [veterans] have already fought for our country; they should not have to fight for a job. But VoteVets will fight for them."
“VoteVets…. They have really been punching above their weight this election cycle.”
“VoteVets was with me right from the beginning. Their support got us across the finish line.”
Sen. Mark Kelly
“VoteVets mission is my mission! As a Gold Star Mother, I appreciate that VoteVets includes Gold Star families in their veteran advocacy campaigns. I feel like I still have a voice.”
Gold Star Mother, Karen Meredith
“VoteVets knows how to fight. They helped me turn back vicious and dishonest attacks by groups who wanted to ‘Swift Boat’ my military service.”