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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

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

WHEN:
Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 PM ET

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

Note to media: Email press@iava.org 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.

Learn more at iava.org.