Vets for American Ideals
In 2015, Scott Cooper, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, founded Vets for American Ideals, a nonpartisan group of Veterans who believe America is strongest when its policies match its ideals. He has grown VFAI to 4,000+ members who advocate for greater protection of refugees and wartime allies, for an end to bigotry, and for all Americans to serve.
Scott is a trusted source on Capitol Hill. He has enabled more than 100 Veterans to advocate directly to their MoCs on the Hill. His work has not only led to concrete policy outcomes, but it is also inspiring Veterans nationwide to work across political divides and become advocates for themselves, for others, and for American ideals.