Welcome to StacyBannerman.com
...advocate, author, WHEN THE WAR CAME HOME: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind (March, 2006, Continuum Publishing), and Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Editor of Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues.
Bannerman’s Bills & Legislation
• Oregon State Military Family Task Force Now Law: On August 5th, 2011, H.B. 3391, proposed and championed by Stacy, was signed into law. This legislation will create what is believed to be the nation's first statewide, state-sponsored task force comprised completely of military family members, with support from the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Oregon Military Department. A variation of the formally recognized and supported veteran's advisory boards, commissions, task forces, and panels that exist at virtually every level of State government, the Military Family Task Force will, among other things, provide a vehicle that leverages the expertise of military families in assisting policymakers to identify and develop policies to better serve the needs of the 21st Century military families; conduct outreach to assist in bridging the gap between military and civilian sectors; educate the public about the needs of military families; and offer recommendations and advice on current and future issues which could improve or influence delivery of services/support for military families.
• Military Family Leave: Stacy successfully spearheaded state and national legislative campaigns for military family leave, resulting in passage of Oregon H.B. 2744, and introduction of the federal Military Family Leave Act of 2009 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), a House Armed Services Subcommittee chairman, in July of 2009. The federal bill was passed in the House as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, and the Senate version (S. 1441) is pending.
About the Book
When the War Came Home chronicles the impact of operationalizing the forces that were intended to function as strategic reserves, and provides a personal account of Stacy’s home front experience as she protests a war that her husband is fighting. At the heart of this powerful story of service, sacrifice, and speaking out is the question: What constitutes support for the troops, and when does it begin - before war is declared, during deployment, or after they come home?
"When the War Came Home is an eloquently honest account of how the war changed the lives of Stacy Bannerman and her husband. Stacy forthrightly wrestles with her conscience and deep devotion to her husband. This is a book of tears and grace.” Celeste Zappala, mother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, the first Pennsylvania National Guardsman killed in Iraq, and co-founder of Gold Star Families Speak Out.
“Stacy Bannerman’s a national treasure. She speaks with wisdom, from the heart, and her considerable intelligence informs every page...Stacy brings it home, makes it real, all too real. Please read this book. It will change your life. It might just change the world.” Glenn W. Smith, author of The Politics of Deceit.
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