2021

IAVA: A legacy of winning

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2021

The momentum is strong, and IAVA continues to fight and win for the veteran community.

Leading the Conversation

Even with the on-going challenge of a global pandemic, IAVA kept up pressure on legislators, in many cases collaborating with other organizations to magnify the veteran voice.

13,000+

By April 2021, IAVA had served more than 13,000 clients through our Quick Reaction Force (QRF), IAVA’s one-stop-shop solution providing remote care management and connections to quality resources for all veterans and family members.

Quick Reaction Force

Winning for Veterans

IAVA continued to build on the success of last year, achieving significant wins in the new legislative session.

2021: IAVA IS MAKING HISTORY

2021: A Historic Year for Advocacy

IAVA Applauds Repeal of Military Transgender Ban

“IAVA has strongly opposed the ban since its enactment in 2017, and as the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment, advocacy and support organization, we firmly stand in support of our transgender troops and veterans and in support of equality,” said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler.

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Veterans Coalition for Vaccination

IAVA joined five other leading veterans organizations in creating the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination (VCV), a coalition aiding local and state officials in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide.

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IAVA celebrated new life-saving provisions in the NDAA for 2021

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 became law on January 1st, 2021, and is incredibly important as it includes numerous life-saving provisions, from increased mental health care for National Guard and Reservists, to focused pandemic care for those exposed to burn pits and other toxic exposures.

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IAVA's Big 6 Priorities Got a Re-Boot

Launching a six-week campaign to highlight top issues facing post-9/11 veterans, IAVA took a deep-dive into the issues in February and March.

BIG 6 PRIORITIES

Deborah Sampson Act: Advocacy in Action

Events: Bringing Veterans Together

VIRTUAL FLY-IN

On Monday, March 22nd, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) kicked off our annual advocacy event. Dubbed the IAVA Virtual Fly-In, this year’s event was held virtually through carefully orchestrated online conferences, safely connecting IAVA members from across the country to Congress through Zoom, Facebook Live and other digital platforms.

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Veterans in Action

THE PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER

Following the failed insurrection attempt of January 6, 2021, 38 organizations, including IAVA, released a joint statement on the peaceful transfer of power. Read Here.

THE FULL STATEMENT

EQUITY IN THE VETERAN COMMUNITY

Advancing Equity: the Black Veteran Community’s Road to Recovery, an op-ed authored by IAVA’s CEO, Jeremy Butler, originally ran in the USA TODAY publication on February 24, 2021.

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FACEBOOK LIVE – LGBTQ NON-DISCRIMINATION

IAVA has always advocated for equal opportunity for all who choose to serve in the U.S. military, and on March 11, 2021, IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler joined LGBTQ military advocates Nic Talbott, Bree Fram and Jennifer Levi to talk about how inclusion and diversity make the military stronger.

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Video Highlight

"The Veterans Coalition for Vaccination"

In keeping with the times, IAVA facilitated several veteran-interest Facebook Live events in 2021. The online discussion on Wednesday, February 24th, was particularly well-received when IAVA’s CEO, Jeremy Butler, hosted Team Rubicon’s Jake Wood and Dr. Kavita Patel to discuss the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination (VCV)..

 

IAVA History

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