We're building a movement to revitalize our democracy.

We ask military veterans and national service alumni to consider politics as a way to continue serving the country, as their second service.

We believe that service members are some of our nation's best problem solvers, "dreamers," and change makers, and we need their leadership more than ever.  

When you serve, you learn how to work together with people from different backgrounds, lead diverse teams, and solve tough problems. You learn what it means to lead with courage, integrity, and empathy  — and how to put country first. We don't believe that’s too much to expect from our political leaders. By encouraging these service leaders to serve through politics, we believe we can transform our politics and our nation.

Are you ready to answer the call?

We need servant leaders to answer the call more than ever. They’ve proven in their past profession that they’re willing to step up and serve when times got tough. Well, now times are tough and we need people to step up once again and serve.
— Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08)


featured journeys

Pat Davis

Answering the Call Winter 2017
New York City, N.Y. Cohort
U.S. Army

Monique Rodriguez

Answering the Call Spring 2017
Houston Cohort
U.S. Army

Aaron Scheinberg

Answering the Call Winter 2016
Online Cohort
U.S. Army

Nikki Foster

Answering the Call Summer 2017
Online Cohort
U.S. Air Force

National service veterans. Marine Corps veterans, City Year veterans. Air Force veterans. AmeriCorps veterans: we need them to serve again. We need you to serve again, if you’re one of those veterans, we need you to sign up. Because, our country’s going through some tough times. And, we’re not going to get out of it on our own.
— Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-06)