The mission of the Veterans Organizing Institute is to support the leadership development of progressive military veterans. Our vision is to develop a network of highly diverse, former service members, with sophisticated political analysis and practical organizing skills to play an important role in reshaping the long-term American political landscape.

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The mission of the Veterans Organizing Institute (VOI), a program of Common Defense, is to support the leadership development of Progressive military veterans. Our first-ever "Train the Trainer" cohort is designed to take VOI alumni and create a cadre of alumni facilitators to assist in facilitating future VOI sessions. 

This is an advanced training and is ONLY for those who have already attended VOI! Apply now to secure your seat in the training cohort! This cohort will be held in Phoenix, AZ, February 22-26, 2023.

The mission of the Veterans Organizing Institute (VOI), a program of Common Defense, is to support the leadership development of Progressive military veterans. Our vision is to develop a network of diverse former service members with a sophisticated political analysis and practical organizing skills. By providing convening spaces, advanced training, and opportunities for hands-on issue campaign work, we believe we can cultivate long-term Progressive veteran leaders who will play a crucial role in reshaping the long-term American political landscape.


Apply now to secure your seat in the training cohort!

The mission of the Veterans Organizing Institute (VOI), a program of Common Defense, is to support the leadership development of Progressive military veterans. Our vision is to develop a network of diverse former service members with a sophisticated political analysis and practical organizing skills. By providing convening spaces, advanced training, and opportunities for hands-on issue campaign work, we believe we can cultivate long-term Progressive veteran leaders who will play a crucial role in reshaping the long-term American political landscape.

This Fall, VOI will convene our first climate-focused training for veterans working at the intersection of clean energy, economic equity and climate justice. This VOI will offer participants the skills to take action in support of a clean energy transition that benefits working families, and to elevate diverse veteran voices to protect our communities and our country from climate change.

                                      Dates & Locations: Sep 14th - 18th, 2022 in Java Center, NY
                                        

Veterans Organizing Institute