Veterans for American Ideals

Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) is a coalition of thousands of veterans and allies who continue their service to America by upholding, defending, and advocating for human rights at home and abroad. Our mission is to uphold the American ideals we fought for: equality, freedom, and fairness. VFAI brings a bipartisan veterans’ voice to confronting domestic political extremism, protecting Afghans and Iraqis who assisted U.S. troops, and restoring access to asylum at the U.S. border.

Our American ideals

Civil rights and democracy

We safeguard human rights by promoting and strengthening democratic values, institutions, and practices. Domestic extremism and anti-democratic forces are existential threats to the United States. Through pro-democracy campaigns, we empower veterans and military families as powerful voices in their communities to protect democracy.

Welcoming communities

We build communities where people fleeing persecution can find refuge and belonging. America made a commitment to our Afghan allies, and VFAI ensures that promise is kept. Through coalitions and community action, we push legislation and changes to federal policy for the safe relocation and resettlement of Afghan refugees.

Active citizenship

We encourage veterans – and all citizens, no matter their political preferences – to engage in civic life and participate in the democratic process. We organize opportunities for veterans’ engagement, advocacy, and education. In the last two election cycles, we helped over 70,000 veterans serve as poll workers to assist in the machinery of democracy. In 2024, we plan to be engaged again.

Why Join VFAI?

For community → Join a group of like minded veterans
For leadership → Attend trainings and expand your skills
For education → Learn from our subject matter experts on human rights issues
For impact → Change policies on the local, state, and national levels

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