TODAY at 4PM: Veterans Stand on Capitol Hill For Iraqi Allies

Washington, DC (February 2, 2017) — Today, Thursday February 2, at 4:00 PM, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) members will join fellow veterans from multiple organizations to call on President Trump to protect our trusted allies who have served alongside us and continue to serve troops now in combat zones. Veterans will share personal stories and communicate the damaging impact of the recent Executive Order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

WHO: Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA CEO and Founder
Scott Cooper, Director, National Security Outreach of Veterans for American Ideals
Matthew Zeller, Co-Founder, and CEO of No One Left Behind
IAVA veteran members
Representatives from leading national Veterans Service Organizations

WHAT: Uniting to appeal to the White House to protect our trusted allies. They will share personal stories and explain the impact of Executive Order travel ban on national security and troop safety

East Front Plaza on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC [on the Capitol Grounds at the corner of Constitution and Delaware Avenues]

Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 PM ET

Please email to RSVP for the availability or if additional accommodations might be necessary for an interview around the hearing.

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or 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 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 7,300 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.