They claim to be a non partisan group, yet leftout a candidate that appears of all 50 states ballots, and is very popular among the military.
Does not support the views of veterans. Does not answer public, when confronted about it. Board members publicly support presidential candidates of choice while shutting out opposing parties from a "non-partisan" forum
It is absolutely disgraceful for an organization that claims to represent veterans and military personnel to exclude the candidate most popular among them. Their biased, dishonest behavior is a testament to the fact that the two-party duopoly needs to end now.
According to their own press release, veterans are often excluded, and ignored in this wild political forum. However, by not inviting Gary Johnson to debate, not only are veterans excluded and ignored, they are being force fed that this is how it has to be by an organization claiming to care for and assist them. This is no greater a service to the military community than the VA services, that have repeatedly failed to care for vets, and divulged PII through negligent mistakes. I for one can not support an organization that makes such preposterous claims with the inability to follow through regardless of what good they might accidently accomplish. #letgarydebate
For a "non partisan" organization to not include a candidate shown to be very popular with the group of people for whom you supposedly advocate in a town hall sponsored by the organization is disgraceful.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran's of America is hosting a Presidential forum in early September 2016 and excluding candidate Gary Johnson from the event. Thousands of veteran's have spoken up and said they want him on the stage, but the IAVA is refusing to acknowledge their concerns and refusing to put him there.
I was proud to be associated with such an organization, but no more!
If Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America wants to be taxed as a for-profit entity, they can select candidates they prefer without violating federal election laws (which require merely that the criteria be pre-established and objective), but they cannot select preferred candidates without violating the laws governing tax-exempt charities.
If Gary Johnson is not included as an equal candidate on the shared stage of the Sept 7th general election forum we demand that Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's tax exempt status be nullified.
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This organization does not represent the Iraq and Afghanistan vets at all (I am one). By choosing to exclude Gary Johnson they have shown that they have their own agenda, and don't care what we think.
Scam vet organization. As an Iraq vet I can tell you they flat out ignore members they claim to represent. Don't support this group when there are many other good ones out there. This is an organization that is only in it for themselves.
To exclude Gary Johnson, the number one candidate amongst veterans, just because he is not the number one for non-veterans is to literally say that our voices, our votes, and our opinions don't matter. You are ignoring us, and as a group that is supposed to support Iraq/Afghanistan vets, that's disheartening. I'm an OIF I-II veteran and I hate to give a 1 star review on a group that is helping veterans. Include Gary Johnson and I am more than happy to change this review, as I'm sure most vets are. Listen to our voices and who WE want, not who the civilians want. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to matter here?