IAVA Statement on NFL Protests and National Unity

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) — Following is statement from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:  

“We have seen that IAVA’s Post-9/11 veterans have opinions all across the spectrum on this issue. Our members’ opinions, just like our members themselves, are very diverse. We hope all their voices are heard and respected as much as those of any professional athlete or politician. As we often strive for on divisive issues, we hope our community’s example of teamwork in combat will encourage Americans of all views to find ways to work together respectfully in unity.”

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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. 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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