Are you a military spouse facing these struggles? Are you ready to take action and make the process work for you? We’ve got you covered with some key steps to help you become your best advocate and take charge of your professional career.
Find Your Regional Defense-State Liaison Office Representative
You are your own best advocate—no one knows your journey better than you, now it’s time to speak up and reach out to share your story, inspire change, and impact the future.
Hover over your state to identify your region and click the state to email your representative.
Share Your Story
Once you’ve identified your regional Defense-State Liaison Office representative, send them an email or letter telling them the challenges you’ve faced trying to continue your career after moving to their state, and suggest recommendations that might make the process easier for future military spouses moving there.
Not sure if there’s pending legislation in your state? Check here.
We’ve created sample letters to guide you.
If there’s legislation in the works in your state, try this letter.
Contact Your State Legislator
Get some use out of the letter you sent your regional Defense-State Liaison Office representative — send it to your state legislator as well. It’s important for policy makers to hear how license reciprocity, or an easier process, would benefit you and other military spouses. Also, consider attending legislative sessions in your state.
Tip: You don’t have to stop with your state legislator, reach out to your state’s licensing board and encourage them to create military-specific pages on their websites.
Advocate Through Social Media
Many policymakers at local, state, and national levels are on social media. Utilize the power and reach of platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share your story instantly and connect with representatives.