Monday a.m.: IAVA to Lay Out Path Forward for Reforming VA

What: Following the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff will lay out a plan to restore confidence within the VA and ensure all vets get the care and support they’ve earned. IAVA will address a new Secretary, accountability at the VA, and the top priority for veterans – combating suicide.

Who: Paul Rieckhoff, CEO & Founder, IAVA

Post 9/11 veterans and supporters

When: Monday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Where: The Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C.

The Mott House is located on Maryland Avenue, between First Street NE and Constitution Avenue. Find it on Google maps:

Note to media: to RSVP to the press conference, email or call 212-982-9699.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 270,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, IAVA recently received the highest rating – four-stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.


Note to media: Email 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.

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