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Media Advisory: IAVA to Release Groundbreaking Veterans Survey

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2016) — Tuesday, May 24, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will release its 7th Annual Member Survey and launch its innovative online research portal at IAVA’s second “On the Ground” panel sponsored by Retail Ready Career Center. The IAVA Member Survey is the most comprehensive survey of post-9/11 veterans in recent history. Unlike any other study in America, respondents have had their military service confirmed by IAVA. Data for the 7th Annual Member Survey was collected from 1,501 respondents in the first half of 2015.

During the panel, IAVA will highlight data related to its top four policy priorities and discuss how data is leveraged to create effective advocacy campaigns. IAVA is currently conducting a national advocacy campaign titled #DefendTheGIBill aimed at defending proposed congressional cuts to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. As reported in IAVA’s Member Survey, defending veterans education benefits is a top priority for the post-9/11 veteran community along with: combatting suicide among troops and veterans; fully recognizing and supporting women veterans; and, reforming government to meet the needs of today’s veterans.

WHAT: On the Ground: IAVA 7th Annual Member Survey Launch Breakfast

WHO: Dr. Jackie Maffucci, IAVA Research Director,
Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m.

WHERE: The Washington Post, East Penthouse, 1301 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) 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.