Military Moms Share Their Political Concerns at DNC (VIDEO)

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Moms Matter 2012

We often think of military moms as Republicans -- but Democratic military moms were at the DNC this week, hoping to get the attention of legislators, and they've got issues at the top of their list that non-military moms may not have thought twice about.

See what those issues are in our video report after the jump.

Before I talked to these military moms, I had never thought about how incredibly important mental health and suicide prevention services might be for their spouses. And they're absolutely right -- It only makes sense that a soldier coming home from a tour of duty would benefit from some form of counseling or mental health assessment.

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Talking to these moms, I also was reminded of how difficult it is for them to live for so much time without their spouses. Childcare becomes a major issue in these cases. So does maternity leave. These issues are major for moms in general, but for military moms, they're magnified.

Are you a military mom? Do you know one? Are you surprised by some of the issues that are at the top of their agenda? Tell us what you think in the comments!

2012 election, democratic national convention