Honor Bound is a 501(c)(4) that works to inspire women who have served to “pick up their pack” again and become elected leaders, to develop leadership skills in women committed to service to country through mentoring and education, and to help us hold government responsible by supporting policies that build a stronger democracy.
Honor Bound is also home to Operation Liberty, a project to protect servicemembers, and veterans in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and to highlight its impact on our national security.
“Similar to their representation in public office in the United States, women are largely underrepresented in the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, women make up a mere 16% and 19% of the enlisted forces and the officer corps, respectively. In addition, there have only been eight female U.S. veterans who have ever been elected to serve in the United States Congress.”
“When elected officials gather on Capitol Hill to formally convene the 117th Congress on Jan. 3, they’ll do so with 91 veterans among their ranks, the lowest total since at least World War II.”
“Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate, 144 of 539 seats – or 27% – are held by women. That represents a 50% increase from the 96 women who were serving in the 112th Congress a decade ago, though it remains far below the female share of the overall U.S. population.”