Post-9/11 Veterans Sound Off On Military Parade

New York, NY (February 8, 2018) — Today, following news of President Trump’s proposal for a military parade, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading non-partisan veterans empowerment organization representing the Post-9/11 generation of veterans, released a poll of its members. The poll, conducted from February 7th to 8th over a 24 hour period, shared how veterans view the proposal: 

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“It is clear that our community has strong opinions on this issue. Their voices are critical and must be heard. We hope leaders in the Pentagon and White House will listen to our members—especially in these decisive and overly-politicized times,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and CEO of IAVA. “We, as much as anyone, are committed to honoring and empowering our military and veterans—and that starts by listening. Most of all, our members believe America should honor and support our military and veterans everyday, and in the ways and times we need it most. Guided by our dynamic and diverse membership, IAVA has plenty of important recommendations for how to do it in our annual Policy Agenda. We encourage all lawmakers, members of the media, and our fellow citizens to spend some time reading this playbook for how we believe our country can support us most effectively, on the issues we care about the most.”


Emails were sent to IAVA’s members inviting them to participate in IAVA’s poll on a military parade. The poll was available for 24 hours, from 3 PM on 2/7/18 to 3 PM on 2/8/18.  The results represents only data collected from the military and veteran community.  

4,615 IAVA veteran members and service members participated in the survey with a 100% completion rate. The margin of error for this poll is +/- 1.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

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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. Every day, we fight for veterans. Hard. We are the tip-of-the spear non-profit engine of impact that connects, unites and empowers over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness and 1-on-1 care management and peer support. We organize locally, and drive historic impacts nationally.

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