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Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America Inc

#VetsRising

aka IAVA

New York, NY

Mission

The mission of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans.

Ruling Year

2005

Principal Officer

Mr. Paul Rieckhoff

Main Address

85 Broad Street 16th Floor

New York, NY 10004 USA

Keywords

Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans, Troops

EIN

20-1664531

 Number

6903783187

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Programs + Results

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IAVA's mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Founded and led by veterans, IAVA is the modern day veterans hall for the current generation with over 400,000 members worldwide.

IAVA is a non partisan member advised advocacy organization focused on solutions to the issues facing veterans today. In addition to our best in class advocacy work, IAVA offers a case-management program to help veterans of all generations navigate the government and non government services available to them.

All of IAVA's core mission programs focus on ensuring veterans and their families are supported, protected, empowered and never forgotten.

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IAVA's Big 6 Priorities for 2018 are:

1. Sustain campaign to combat suicide among troops and veterans
2. Sustain campaign to recognize and improve services for women veterans
3. Defend veteran and military education benefits
4. Defend and reform government support for today's veterans
5. Initiate support for injuries from burn pits and other toxic exposures
6. Initiate empowerment of veterans who want to utilize cannabis

IAVA is the voice of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Washington. Led by veterans, our non-partisan advocacy work ensures that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families are supported, protected, and never forgotten. Since 2004, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington, creating and driving the national conversation on issues ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to women veteran issues to veteran unemployment. IAVA's dedicated staff in Washington, D.C. leads this work, advocating on behalf of our members daily. We also train our member veterans to be powerful advocates for their community.

We partner with all those who share our commitment to this generation of veterans—whether they're Democrat, Republican, or independent. We've worked closely with the White House, Members of Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), the VA, corporations, and other nonprofits. But we're a tough watchdog as well, holding political leaders accountable for failures to support our community.

To build the new greatest generation, all sectors of our federal, state and local governments must engage with the private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to support veterans and their families and create opportunities for us to thrive. The President, members of Congress, governors and mayors all have a shared stake in successful transitions home. Through IAVA's local programs around the country we've proven that good policy does not begin and end in Washington and that a strong local community alongside all levels of government can empower our nation's returning warriors.

Since 2004, IAVA has been a leading voice fighting for the care, services and opportunities that veterans have earned. We brought the same cutting edge thinking and urgency that we relied upon to fight two unconventional wars to the challenges and opportunities facing our community at home. Over time, Washington, D.C. has answered our call by passing a number of IAVA-led initiatives like the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Caregivers and Omnibus Health Services Act, stop-loss pay, Transition Assistance Program reforms, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, the Clay Hunt SAV Act, the Zadroga Act for 9/11 first responders, and the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. These and many other advances in veterans' care were historic and are already showing their worth, improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families. There remains much to be done at the national level, but government alone cannot solve the challenges that post-9/11 veterans face.

Besides the achievements documented above and the "Big 6" initiatives stated specifically for 2018, IAVA continues to move incrementally forward on the following issues:

1. FULLY RECOGNIZE AND IMPROVE SERVICES FOR WOMEN VETERANS
2. DEFEND VETERAN AND MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS
3. REFORM GOVERNMENT FOR TODAY'S VETERANS
4. CONTINUE TO COMBAT SUICIDE AMONG OUR TROOPS
5. PRESERVE OUR LEGACY
6. HONOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
7. SUPPORT INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE FOR VETERANS
8. EMPLOY THE NEW GREATEST GENERATION
9. PROMOTE EQUALITY FOR ALL TROOPS AND VETERANS
10. SUPPORT OUR MILITARY FAMILIES
11. END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

More information on specific campaigns may be found at http://iava.org/campaigns/ and http://iava.org/advocacy-library/

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No