Assemblymember Frazier Urges Women Veterans to Take CalVet Survey to Address the Service Barriers Women Veterans Face

Monday, November 25, 2013

Survey Aims to Improve Services to the Women Who Served Our Nation

Sacramento, CA – The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) in conjunction with the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the California Research Bureau (CRB) of the California State Library are currently administering a survey to assess the needs and challenges of women veterans.

The purpose of the survey is to document and track the status and experiences of California women who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is the most extensive statewide effort to gather this information, which is used by policymakers, state agencies and service providers to update policies and improve services for women veterans and their families. The survey is also designed to encourage women veterans to connect to services available through CalVet and other state and federal departments and local organizations.

“Every veteran has a unique story and something to contribute. We want to hear from all of California's women veterans to ensure their needs and experiences are supported,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “We also ask that you pass this survey along to other women veterans in California.”

To take the survey online, please visit the CalVet Website. You can also request a paper version of the survey, along with a postage-paid envelope, by sending an email with your name and address to info@women.ca.gov or by calling (916) 651-5405.

To contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier please visit his website at http://www.asmdc.org/members/a11/ or call his District Offices at 707-399-3011 or 925-778-5790.

CONTACT: Amy Warshauer, 916-319-2011, Amanda.Warshauer@asm.ca.gov