Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) is an organization of people opposed to the war in Iraq who have relatives or loved ones who are currently in the military or who have served in the military since the buildup to the Iraq war in the fall of 2002. Formed by two families in November of 2002, we have contacts with military families throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world. Our membership currently includes over 3,400 military families, with new families joining daily.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
President Obama Should Meet the Real Needs of Veterans & their Families
Last night, President Obama called for support of our troops and their families, yet he painted far too rosy a picture of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and stopped short of offering any real plans to ensure jobs and mental health services for veterans.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Seven Years Into the War in Iraq, MIlitary Families Say: 'Bring Our Troops Home Now'
With the war in Iraq entering its 8th year, members of Military Families Speak Out, the largest organization of military families to speak out against a war in this country's history, are calling on Senators and Representatives to take immediate action to cut off funding for the war and bring our troops home now.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Military Families to Obama: Bring All Our Troops Home Now!
Members of military Families Speak Out, a national organization of over 4,000 families with loved ones in the military, including those with loved ones currently serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, soon to be deployed or re-deploy, and those whose loved ones have died as a result of the wars, are available for interview to discuss their reactions to President Obama's first State of the Union Address. While the President is likely to focus on domestic issues, military families' concerns include the continuing and daily toll of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Military Families Respond to Announcement of Increased Troop Deployments to Afghanistan
Military Families Speak Out , an organization of over 4,000 military families opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, issued the following statement in response to last night's speech by President Obama regarding Afghanistan.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Military Families Decry Move to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
This Veterans Day, as President Obama is poised to escalate the war in Afghanistan and send thousands more troops, Military Families Speak Out appeal to people and organizations across this country and decision-makers at all levels to speak out against pursuing this dangerous course of action. Celeste Zappala, the mother of Sgt.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
As Wars' Death Toll Passes 5,000, Military Families Urge President Obama to Bring All Our Troops Home Now
As the nation awaits confirmation from the Pentagon of the 5,000 th death of a U.S. service member in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, members of Military Families Speak Out are mourning the dead and calling on President Obama to honor the sacrifices of these service members and their families and honor all of those who serve by acting swiftly to end both wars. Warren Henthorn of Choctaw, OK, the father of Army Spc. Jeffrey Henthorn who died in Iraq on Feb 8, 2005, says:
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Newswire article
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Military Families Say That Military Children Are the Forgotten Victims of the Iraq War
Celeste Zappala's grief over her son's death is compounded by the pain of watching her grandson grow up without a father.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Six Years Too Long -- Military Families Call For End to Iraq War
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq, Military Families Speak Out, the largest organization of military families to oppose a war in the nation's history, is calling on the American people to push President Obama to bring an immediate and complete end to the U.S. military occupation of Iraq. In a statement released today the organization said:
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Newswire article
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Obama: Bring All Our Troops Home From Iraq Now!
As President Obama prepares to announce plans for a partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, members of Military Families Speaking Out are calling for an immediate and complete end to the U.S. military occupation of that country. According to published reports, President Obama will announce this week that he plans to reduce troop levels in Iraq over the course of nineteen months and leave up to 50,000 troops in Iraq indefinitely. April Medlin, a Military Families Speak Out chapter leader from Las Vegas, NV said:
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Thursday, February 05, 2009
Military Families Come to Washington to Push for End to Iraq War
Members of Military Families Speak Out from across the U.S. will hold a solemn procession from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday February 7th to bring President Obama the message that they want him to bring an immediate end to the war in Iraq that has already claimed the lives of over 4,200 U.S.
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