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IAVA Announces Facebook Live Event on the Veteran Vote and Ways to Get Involved

IAVA CEO, Jeremy Butler, will be joined by representatives from Veterans for American Ideals and Power the Polls

New York, NY – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America will host a Facebook Live Event on Thursday, September 17th at 3:30pm ET to discuss the importance of voting, voter registration, and voter polling and worker information. There will be time allotted for viewers to ask questions throughout the event, which is open to the press.

WHO:

Jeremy Butler, CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America;

Maggie Seymour, Leader, Veterans for American Ideals; 

Courtney Cardin, Power the Polls

WHAT: Facebook Live: The Importance of the Veteran Vote

This event will discuss the importance of veterans voting, voter registration, and voter polling and worker information. Jeremy Butler and other guests will be ready to answer questions asked by viewers throughout the event. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 17th at 3:30pm

WHERE: Join the Facebook Live event. The event is open to the press.

Jeremy Butler serves as IAVA’s Chief Executive Officer. Jeremy joined IAVA with 15+ years of experience providing substantive and strategic counsel to leaders in high-profile government and private sector offices, to include the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He is a graduate of Knox College and the U.S. Naval War College where he received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy Reserve. Butler has recently contributed to Fox News, C-SPAN, Bold TV, Sirius XM, NY1 and other veteran and military media outlets.

Maggie Seymour is a veteran of the US Marine Corps where she served ten years as an active duty intelligence officer with three overseas deployments. She has also served a service year as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  She holds a MA in Military History from Norwich University and a PhD in International Studies from Old Dominion. She will be volunteering as a poll worker this year in South Carolina, where she resides with her partner and his daughter. She currently works as a writer, researcher, and consultant. 

Courtney Cardin is directing nonprofit partnerships and influencer engagement for Power the Polls — a nonpartisan coalition of nonprofits and businesses working to recruit the next generation of poll workers.  

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at quickreactionforce.org or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at iava.org/membership.

To RSVP & receive dial-in information, please contact press@IAVA.org.

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