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 ( 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.


Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.