For the first time in history, both major party Presidential nominees will take the stage in New York City for a forum focusing on national security, military affairs, and veterans issues. Hosted by IAVA, and broadcast in primetime by NBC and MSNBC, this forum will allow an audience of primarily servicemembers, veterans and military family members to ask questions of both candidates on the issues most important to our community. Learn more about how you can be involved!
IAVA has been advocating for a Commander in Chief forum since 2015 when the field was crowded and the primaries were far from settled. Too often, veterans and members of the military serve as props in political campaigns of all stripes, while our issues get shallow, boilerplate answers and pundits and partisans drive the debate. This changes now. We are proud to lead and set a new precedent with the first Presidential candidate conversation exclusively on veteran and military issues in any recent election cycle.
“IAVA is proud to lead this historic event for our veterans community and all Americans,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IAVA. “On the cusp of the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York is a fitting stage to give voice to American veterans and service members that are all too often shut out of our political debate. IAVA members world-wide, 93% of whom say they’ll be voting in November, and many deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan right now, are ready to hear from the candidates and hold them accountable. IAVA is honored to join with NBC on this significant event that will ensure that America’s next Commander-in-Chief, at least for one night, addresses our nation’s moral obligation to support and empower its 22 million veterans, our servicemembers and our military families.”
For more: http://iava.org/cicforum/
2016 Commander-in-Chief Forum
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
8:00 PM ET
New York City, New York
Hosted by IAVA MSNBC