IAVA does NOT represent their veteran members. We veterans told them, overwhelmingly, to include Gary Johnson in September 7th event. IAVA chose to ignore us veterans and even insult us. If you support veterans or are a veteran yourself, DO NOT donate to this corrupt organization.
For an organization representing the veterans, they do not represent the veterans political views. They leave out the only candidate from their debate with a clear understanding of not sending more troops to war, and silence opposition to their decisions. Their reviews section is suspiciously hidden now on facebook. This organization is a joke.
40% of vets prefer Johnson this election. Instead of listening to vets, and allowing Gary Johnson to speak at the same Commander in Chief forum as Clinton and Trump, IAVA declined and pointed the blame finger at NBC. I believe the bias media played a huge role in the suppression. However, IAVA chose to play dirty politics along with NBC... One of the 5 entities given the power to poll. Cheat much? When Johnson supporters complained about the bias, Paul Reickhoff called them "haters" and "trolls". No more donations from me and my generous USN family, IAVA.
Does not listen to its members. Allows the political agenda of the board members to govern the actions of the entire membership.
NOT standing up for and representing the veterans they claim to represent. Weak. #letgarydebate.
If your charity is supposed to be an advocate for soldiers and you ignore those soldiers wishes in your debate, you don't deserve my money.
Include Gary Johnson in the forum. He was the front runner in a poll of veterans and got 38% of the vote.
Unbelivable, its a cash cow and a political influence operation not a charity
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America provided me with the opportunity to lend soldiers and veterans a voice during a time when it was controversial to speak of these occupations in public, let alone in a public forum. Leading up to the 2006 midterm elections, IAVA answered my call when I sought to give IAVA soldiers/vets the opportunity to sit on panels of Democracy for America's Iraq War Forums throughout New Jersey. Back in 2005, they were nowhere near as large or recognizable as they have become today. After seeing a film with features IAVA, then known as Operation Truth, I worked to secure a screening at Rutgers which catalyzed a 30 campus tour through the Center for American Progress. My husband and I have donated to IAVA significantly because of the legislative and social advocacy work they continue to tangibly do for soldiers and vets of these wars. We both come from relatives who fought in wars past and although we do not have immediate family serving in these wars, we feel a great duty to lend awareness about these populations, their families, and give what we can to ensure they are supported. These people are part of our collective family as part of our great nation. I could not be more proud of the work IAVA continues to do.
I come from a military family and IAVA is absolutely amazing. Full stop. Growing up in South Texas and watching the Vietnam war on the evening news as a kid had a definite impact on my view of the military. I was too young to do anything to help those men and women that came home to a general public that did not understand what it meant and means to serve. Whatever your politics might be, I believe that you still honor the soldier and his or her sacrifice no matter what. IAVA and its' mission are long overdue in my estimation.