Our Mission

Band of Brothers is an organization founded to support a group of veterans who are running for Congress in 2006.

After World War II, John F. Kennedy and other veterans successfully distinguished themselves from the “New Deal Democrats” of the preceding era. This “New JFK Democrat” model, as discussed in Stan Greenberg’s book The Two Americas, is the winning formula for Band of Brothers 2006.

Our PAC is in a unique position to reach out to voters. Our candidates are unimpeachable in their positions and opinions on the war as compared to those of either major political party. Incumbent Republicans and Democrats are, in many ways, limited because of their votes for the war, the split over its funding, and varying degrees of opinions that seem, at times, unsettled. But our candidates have been there, seen the tremendous cost, and know we cannot wait.

We will raise ten million dollars to build awareness with a focus on National Defense, Iraq, and saving our all-volunteer military. Our campaign will air national media spots designed to educate viewers on these problems while encouraging them to contact us to learn more about the solutions our organization proposes to solve these complex problems. We will run responsible issue based campaigns unlike the reckless and divisive Swift-Boat Veterans for “Truth” in the 2004 cycle.

Band of Brothers will recruit, train, and elect a new generation of Progressive Veterans that will reclaim middle class suburban and rural voters lost in recent cycles.

Early support is critical to the success of this program. The holidays provide the perfect opportunity to begin branding these candidates and it also allows us to get a jump on the Republican effort. Defining the battlefield in 2006 will depend upon it.

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
—George Washington