filling the need
Operation Amplify exists because we recognize the need for a resource devoted to informing, empowering and inspiring military spouses to be voters and activists.
Military spouses are strong, resilient and resourceful. We are committed to harnessing our power to have a positive impact on the world.
You are on our minds as we create resources to help engage in the democratic process. Like us, many military spouses vote absentee and face different challenges to making our voices heard. We answer common questions, simplify the process and offer step-by-step action guides.
Devoted to informing, Empowering & Inspiring military spouses
Kate Marsh Lord was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from The Ohio State University. She currently lives with her husband and three kids in northern Virginia.
Kate met her Air Force husband while in law school and the trajectory of her career changed as she embarked on a new journey as a military spouse. Determined to find professional fulfillment, and in true military spouse fashion, Kate created work for herself through online entrepreneurship as her family moved around the world.
In November 2019, Kate completed the Dog Tag Fellowship – a five month program where she a certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown and hands-on small business experience. She leveraged the education, experiential learning, and networking opportunities of the fellowship to develop and launch Operation Amplify.
Kate has always been politically active, but is still intimidated by many aspects of activism and advocacy. She is not a professional but she does have her elected officials on speed dial. She knows politics and activism can feel swampy and intimidating but knows we can’t leave the future of our children and of this world up to others.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
Around the Web
Trump’s Actions Rattle Military World (New York Times, June, 12 2020). Kate was interviewed and there’s even a photo of her family included in the article. Publishing day was kind of a big deal.
Politically Active? You’re not alone, Milspouse (Jo, My Gosh, July 23, 2020)
Being political while married to the military (Military Families Magazine, June 3, 2020)
5 Kid-Friendly ways to get involved in politics We Are the Mighty, March 2, 2020)