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IAVA’s CEO Gives Compelling Testimony before a Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees

IAVA CEO, Allison Jaslow, receives standing ovation as she implores Congress to exhibit better leadership of our democracy

March 11, 2024

Washington, DC – IAVA’s presence in Washington last week was undeniable. In meeting after meeting, IAVA’s Cavalry members captivated Members of Congress and their staff with their personal stories, but also made certain that ALL of our voices were heard.

Then, on Wednesday, March 6th, IAVA’s CEO, Allison Jaslow, testified before Congress, demanding better leadership on behalf of our generation of veterans. Read her written testimony and watch her compelling statement below:

Having made their mark, Cavalry members boarded planes and trains and headed back to their communities inspired, trained up to be incredible veteran advocates, and with new friends for life.

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans. Join the movement at


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