Truth in Recruiting

Iraq Veterans Against The War, Sept. 17, 2007

More than 50 of our members participated in Saturday's protest in DC (click here for yesterday's article from the Washington Post) and we are now stepping things up with our Truth in Recruiting campaign which begins today.

IVAW's Truth in Recruiting campaign is a nationwide effort to cut through the lies and spin of military recruiters. As part of the campaign, we will be handing out "Truth in Recruiting" fliers at high schools and recruiting stations in the coming weeks, while others will "befriend a recruiter."

In addition, IVAW members - in Philadelphia, Madison, Denver, Washington, DC and elsewhere - will hold actions to let the public know that military recruiters, who are increasingly not meeting their required quotas, are becoming more and more desperate. As the occupation of Iraq grinds on, recruiters are under more pressure to recruit new soldiers by obscuring the realities of military service, including length of active duty, the likelihood of seeing combat, benefits (including the GI bill) and more. As military veterans and active duty troops, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War aim to educate young people about what’s really happening on the ground in Iraq, and what to expect from a military enlistment.

Please join us as we step up our efforts to bring the truth of this war home. For more information on the Truth in Recruiting Campaign, visit


Kelly Dougherty
Former Sergeant, Army National Guard
Executive Director
Iraq Veterans Against the War

P.S. We need your help to educate our youth about the realities of war and military service. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to IVAW today. Click here to make your donation now.

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