Commander-in-Chief Forum

On September 7, 2016, nearly 15 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump answer questions from veterans focusing on national security, military affairs, and veterans issues during IAVA’s Commander-in-Chief Forum. Co-hosted by IAVA and NBC News, the forum provided the live audience of veterans and servicemembers the opportunity to raise a variety of issues important to our community with the two candidates

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Our Commander-in-Chief Forum may be over, but this conversation isn’t. Our forum set the stage for the rest of the campaign season, and for years to come. However, many questions were left unasked and unanswered.

IAVA ensures the needs and concerns of veterans are heard by politicians and public officials. This historic forum is just one example of how IAVA uses its influence to amplify veteran voices. Support IAVA’s advocacy programs by making a donation today!

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VetTogether Watch Parties:
On the night of our Commander-in-Chief forum, fourteen VetTogether watch parties were held across the country by our IAVA members in the following locations:

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