ICYMI: IAVA’s CAMPAIGN TO #PAYTHEMBACK FEATURED ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2016) — Last night, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Founder and CEO, Paul Rieckhoff, raised his voice on behalf of the 2.8 million Post-9/11 generation combat veterans who are outraged by injustice California. IAVA launched its campaign to #PayThemBack in response to the news that thousands of California National Guardsmen were being forced to pay back bonuses they were promised when they committed to step up in a time of war.
In the interview Rieckhoff made a salient point that all our leadership in Washington should consider: “If our government can bail out banks…it seems mind boggling that they can’t bail out our servicemembers that put their life on the line in the service of our country.”
See the full interview here.