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Media Advisory: IAVA Launches 2014 IAVA Veteran Voter Guide

Media Advisory: IAVA Launches 2014 IAVA Veteran Voter Guide

WHAT: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing post-9/11 veterans and their families, will hold a “pen and pad” session with reporters on Monday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. at IAVA’s DC office to launch the 2014 IAVA Veteran Voter Guide.

In advance of midterm elections, IAVA has released a guide to help voters assess candidates on their support for vital veterans’ issues. This year’s voter guide focuses on policy issues for: combating suicide among troops and veterans; ending the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims backlog; improving support for female veterans; combating effects of burn pit exposure; defending veterans’ education benefits; and lowering the veteran unemployment rate. The guide includes issue summaries and a checklist to help every American evaluate a political candidate’s platform and talking points.

WHO: IAVA Legislative Director Alex Nicholson and Political Director Bill Rausch

WHEN: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: IAVA DC office, 777 North Capitol, NE Suite 403, Washington, DC 20002

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and has nearly 300,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, IAVA recently received the highest rating – four-stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.

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Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

Learn more at iava.org.