Grassroots groups team up for first-of-its-kind partnership on foreign policy
ARLINGTON, Va.—On Wednesday, September 18, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) announced a six-figure television ad campaign dedicated to ending endless wars. The co-branded television ad effort marks the first time the grassroots groups have partnered to advance shared goals in the foreign policy space. The ad will run for two weeks nationally on cable and broadcast outlets and will direct viewers to EndEndlessWars.com, where they can sign a petition supporting a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The campaign comes alongside a growing public engagement around ending forever wars, and recent polling showing that the majority of Americans want to leave Afghanistan.
CVA Executive Director, Nate Anderson, had this to say about the effort:
“It is imperative that we stand up for policies that ensure American security and prosperity, but a continued presence in Afghanistan no longer serves the United States’ interests. A full and speedy withdrawal from Afghanistan is supported by a solid majority of veterans and military families, and it will allow the United States to refocus our resources on more pressing national security concerns. CVA supports an end to our involvement in this conflict, and we are proud to stand with our partner Americans for Prosperity to advocate for these shared goals and put the full force of our grassroots army behind ending endless wars.”
A reformed foreign policy, particularly the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, is one of the major focuses of CVA’s recent Honor Their Sacrifice campaign, an issue advocacy effort aimed at honoring the sacrifices of veterans through policy change. The campaign seeks to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans by advocating for policies that will make our nation safer. These efforts, combined with the newly launched television ad, mark over $500,000 pledged to ending endless wars between the two organizations.
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips issued the following statement:
“AFP is proud to stand with our grassroots partners at Concerned Veterans for America to advance our shared goal to end endless wars. National security is the most important function of our government and is the key to safeguarding American prosperity. The 18-year war in Afghanistan continues to cost precious lives and is exacerbating our nation’s fiscal crisis. President Trump is right to pursue his promise to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. We need to focus our foreign policy on what is necessary to keep America safe, prosperous and free. Today, AFP is putting the full force of our grassroots behind our shared mission of ending endless wars.”