Category Archives: MFSO in the News

MFSO Coordinator, Pat Alviso, Interviewed On Talk Nation Radio

Military Families Speak Out National Coordinator, Pat Alviso, was interviewed by David Swanson on Talk Nation Radio.

Pat is the mother of an active duty Marine and has helped lead three delegations to the White House. She has counseled thousands of military families, Gold Star families and active-duty military, providing support services, and creating forums and opportunities for them to speak out against the unjust wars in the Middle East. Her 40 years of experience in the classroom have allowed her to serve on the steering committee for the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth, NNOMY.

Listen to the full radio program:

Pat Alviso will also be speaking at the No War 2016 Conference:

No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism

Nadia McCaffrey Speaks Out in Support of Khan Family

Nadia McCaffrey, Gold Star Mother and member of Military Families Speak Out,  interviews on CNN, discussing Trump’s disrespect of a Gold Star Family. She is also one of the Gold Star mothers who signed an open letter to Donald Trump.
Nadia says the GOP presidential candidate’s criticism of Humayun Khan’s mother was “out of place.”  Source: CNN

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Military Families Speak Out Outraged By Attack On Gold Star Parents

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) members are outraged by the recent attack by Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Gold Star parents Ghazala and Khizr Khan whose son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq. MFSO is an organization of family members whose loved ones have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Some of our members have loved ones who were killed in Iraq or Afghanistan or have died by suicide.

While MFSO members oppose military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, we love and support our troops. We honor our soldiers and Marines. Mr. Khan bravely talked about the need for the Commander in Chief to have respect, understanding and empathy for the sacrifices and suffering of our troops and their families.  Donald Trump has clearly shown by his disrespectful and despicable attack on a Gold Star family that he does not possess the key qualities we believe are necessary to be this country’s Commander in Chief of our armed forces.   

For more information, contact Pat Alviso, (National and west coast) 562-833-8035, Mary Hladky (mid-west) 937-926-0589, Paula Rogovin (east coast) 201-248-3169