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Minority and Underrepresented Veterans




Contact Information

Elizabeth Perez

Deputy Secretary

Minority Veterans: or (916) 651-3054

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Upcoming Events
Date ​Time ​Location ​Event ​Link to Register
​February 16, 2019 Saturday ​10AM - 12PM ​Richmond, CA ​1st NABVETS Quarterly Meetings
​February 26, 2019 Tuesday ​9AM - 4PM ​Moreno Valley, CA ​8th Annual Veteran and Small Business Summit
​February 28, 2019 Thursday ​10AM - 5PM ​San Diego, CA ​1st Quarterly CalVet DVBE Advisory Council Meeting
​March 23, 2019 Saturday ​9AM - 2PM ​Santa Paula, CA ​1st 'Pathway to Citizenship Workshop' REGISTER
​April 25, 2019 Thursday ​9AM - 12PM ​Los Angeles, CA ​CalVet/ CalTrans District #7 DVBE Outreach Event
​April 30, 2019 Tuesday ​8AM - 4PM Fresno, CA​ ​CalVet/ CalTrans District #6 DVBE Outreach Event
​May 8-10, 2019 Wednesday - Friday ​9AM - 12PM ​Temecula, CA ​Keeping the Promise 2019
​May 28-29th, 2019 Tuesday- Wednesday ​8AM-4PM ​Sacramento, CA ​Tribal Veteran (TVR) Training #2
​June 11-12, 2019 Tuesday-Wednesday ​8AM-4PM ​Tulare County, CA ​Tribal Veterans Representative Training #3 Central Valley

Elizabeth Perez Named CalVet Deputy Secretary for Minority Veterans

Elizabeth Perez of Vista, Calif. joins CalVet as deputy secretary of minority veterans. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment Jan. 8. She will lead CalVet's Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division.


The Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division ensures that all veterans have equal access to their earned benefits regardless of race, origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Our approach focuses on internal and external process improvement and on inter-and intra-agency cooperation.
We believe that dignity and an acceptable quality of life are owed to ALL Veterans.


The Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division promotes the full and impactful use of State of California and Federal veterans benefits, programs, and services by minority and underrepresented veterans.
We advocate on behalf of minority and underrepresented Veterans by identifying gaps in services or barriers to access and we seek solutions. We also proudly lead and support initiatives that educate the public about the unique needs of minority and underrepresented veterans.

Minority Veterans: or (916) 653-1402
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