WASHINGTON (May 23, 2016) — Tuesday, May 24, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will release its 7th Annual Member Survey and launch its innovative online research portal at IAVA’s second “On the Ground” panel sponsored by Retail Ready Career Center. The IAVA Member Survey is the most comprehensive survey of post-9/11 veterans in recent history. Unlike any other study in America, respondents have had their military service confirmed by IAVA. Data for the 7th Annual Member Survey was collected from 1,501 respondents in the first half of 2015.
During the panel, IAVA will highlight data related to its top four policy priorities and discuss how data is leveraged to create effective advocacy campaigns. IAVA is currently conducting a national advocacy campaign titled #DefendTheGIBill aimed at defending proposed congressional cuts to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. As reported in IAVA’s Member Survey, defending veterans education benefits is a top priority for the post-9/11 veteran community along with: combatting suicide among troops and veterans; fully recognizing and supporting women veterans; and, reforming government to meet the needs of today’s veterans.
WHAT: On the Ground: IAVA 7th Annual Member Survey Launch Breakfast
WHO: Dr. Jackie Maffucci, IAVA Research Director,
Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m.
Note to media: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-982-9699
"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.