Published: November 14, 2023
Blue Star Families Gathers to Support Senate Rules Committee’s Consideration of Resolution to Approve Military Nominations
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, November 14, at 3:00 PM EST, Blue Star Families, the largest national non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities, will convene at Russell Senate Office Building in Room 301.
The Senate Rules Committee will consider a resolution to allow the Senate to approve military nominations for the remainder of this Congress. Sen. Tuberville’s promotion block is having a lasting adverse effect on military families. Fifty-seven percent of currently-serving respondents to the Blue Star Families’ September Pulse Check said that the promotion block decreases their satisfaction with military life, and 48% say that it decreases their likelihood to continue military service, impacting retention. These persistent and egregious lifestyle challenges and a lack of trust in civilian leadership undermine their willingness to recommend it to others.
Blue Star Families will attend the meeting tomorrow as a strong show of support for the proposed resolution and efforts to act on military nominations. “The monthslong block of more than 452 military appointments not only robs the military of valuable talent, but it weakens our nation’s defenses,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, co-founder and CEO of Blue Star Families. “We support any effort to act immediately and give the necessary relief and certainty to our military and their families.”
|WHO:||Kathy Roth-Douquet, Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Families|
|Tom Porter, Vice President of Government Affairs, Blue Star Families|
|Julie Riggs, Executive Director of Blue Star Families’ George and Sheila Casey National Capital Region Chapter|
||Russell Senate Office Building Room 301, Washington, DC|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, November 13, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST|
About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve. Blue Star Families’ nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs. It uses the power of its collective resources and cross-sector collaborations to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole. For more information, including the upcoming Blue Star Families Welcome Week events and opportunities to get involved, please visit bluestarfam.org.