We have just returned from a very informative and successful conference on military voting held at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. The MVP Project, a program of Military Families United, was proud to present our report, the same report you can download HERE, and participate in this conference. Our men and women in uniform can no longer be disenfranchised, and this conference was a step in the right direction to ensure they receive ballots, vote, and have their votes counted for every election.
We were honored to welcome Senator John Cornyn to address the audience at the conference. Senator Cornyn, like the MVP Project, wants nothing more than for the vote of every service member to be cast and counted. In conjunction with speaking at the conference Senator Cornyn also sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to proactively enforce the MOVE Act and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) to prevent further disenfranchisement of service members and their families. Click HERE to read Senator Cornyn’s letter in full.
The simple truth is this: while positive strides were made thanks in large part to the MOVE Act, there is still much more to be done to ensure the vote of every man and women in uniform, regardless of their location in the world, is counted. I salute Senator Cornyn for his effort and his dedication to our military and their right to vote, and I know you will do the same.
Founder & Executive Director, MVP Project