Media Advisory: IAVA to Release Groundbreaking Veterans Survey

WASHINGTON (May 20, 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.

WHERE: The Washington Post, East Penthouse, 1301 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

Note to media: Email 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.

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