Ramon Mejia is a founding Organizer of #VetsVsHate, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Regional Organizer of Veterans Challenge Islamophobia . Ramon Mejía enlisted in the Marine Corps out of economic necessity. He served in Supply Ops. and participated in the initial invasion of and deploying to Dhi Qar Province, Iraq in 2003. As a result of his experience in Iraq, he converted to Islam in 2008.