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What We
Represent Now

As military veterans, we deeply understand the need for leadership that reflects the inherent values of our nation and propels us responsibly forward. Our principles never waiver and guide us in supporting the right candidates ready to lead our nation.

Civility

We believe that America benefits from respectful discourse. Civility is necessary for a functioning democracy where ideas are communicated and fairly debated.

Service

We believe that elected officials serve the people. Americans deserve thoughtful leaders who thoroughly consider the impact of their decisions and actions.

Integrity

We believe that America deserves leaders who put principle before ambition. Our national interest requires honesty.

Optimism

We believe that America’s best days are yet to come. Together we can overcome the divisions and cynicism threatening our republic.

Strength

America must have an engaged, active presence in the world and remain a global leader. We are stronger abroad when united at home.

Our Work in Action

Keep up with the latest from VFRL on our Medium blog.

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Resource Kit

Use this guide to connect to, provide, share, and/or understand resources available to the Afghans and Americans that are resettling from Afghanistan during the August 2021 Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis.

Aug 25, 2021 · 3 min read

The Road to Bucha

The images coming out of Ukraine are infuriating, revolting, and heartbreaking. We are seeing bodies in the middle of roads that used to be bustling markets, tortured hands bound together that used to fold in prayer, tear-stained faces that used to smile.

May 11 · 2 min read

In Defense of Democracy

On November 9th, 2004, I was three days into leading a small SEAL sniper team in the Battle of Fallujah. We spent those days, outside the city, calling in airstrikes on insurgent positions from the comfort of an Iraqi landfill. We barely slept, and the offensive hadn’t even started yet.

May 11 · 2 min read

From Twitter

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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

- Abraham Lincoln

An Accountable America

Founded and administered by volunteer U.S. military veterans, Veterans for Responsible Leadership is a 527 Super PAC that supports local, state, and federal candidates committed to principled leadership.

Create Civil Governance in America

Your donations will be used to support and oppose candidates in keeping with the VFRL Mission

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Our Work in Action

Keep up with the latest from VFRL on our Medium blog.

Aug 25, 2021 · 3 min read

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Resource Kit

Use this guide to connect to, provide, share, and/or understand resources available to the Afghans and Americans that are resettling from Afghanistan during the August 2021 Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis.

May 11 · 2 min read

The Road to Bucha

The images coming out of Ukraine are infuriating, revolting, and heartbreaking. We are seeing bodies in the middle of roads that used to be bustling markets, tortured hands bound together that used to fold in prayer, tear-stained faces that used to smile.

May 11 · 2 min read

In Defense of Democracy

On November 9th, 2004, I was three days into leading a small SEAL sniper team in the Battle of Fallujah. We spent those days, outside the city, calling in airstrikes on insurgent positions from the comfort of an Iraqi landfill. We barely slept, and the offensive hadn’t even started yet.