Philadelphia PA -
Amadee is a civilian who brings over 18 years of experience in organizational development, non-profit management, and social change organizing to IVAW and has been working with us since October 2004. Amadee's main responsibility is fundraising, including grant writing, major donor solicitation, and direct mailings.
Astoria NY -
Jose N. Vasquez was born in Bronx, NY and grew up in Southern California from the age of nine. After graduating high school in 1992, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving over four years of active duty as a cavalry scout assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Benning, GA, and the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI. He was honorably discharged in December 1996 at the rank of specialist (E-4).
In April 1997, Jose enlisted in the Army Reserve...
Decatur TN - I served in the Army from 2001-2006 I deployed to Kuwait before the war and twice to Iraq in 2003 and 2005. I joined IVAW because I'm angry about being lied to about WMD's and other reasons for invading. I'm angry about being taken away from my family for no good reason. I'm angry about sacrificing a lot for no good reason. I am most angry about all the lives; American, Iraqi, and Afghan that were sacrificed for no good reason.
No more war for profit.
No more dehumanization.
No more explosive liberation.
Brooklyn NY - I served in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2006 as a helicopter mechanic and completed two tours in Iraq. My experience guarding Iraqi "friendlies" engaged in manual labor on the FOB I served on and their subsequent treatment by the military dramatically changed my views about the wars in the Middle East and American foreign policy.
After exiting the Corps I attended school and worked in San Francisco for 6 years. While on the West Coast I helped reignite the Bay Area Chapter of IVAW in 2011 and later responded with my fellow members to Scott...