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DVBE State Advocate & Minority and Underrepresented Veterans

Contact Information

Elizabeth Perez 

Deputy Secretary

DVBE State Advocate & Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division

For DVBE Program inquires:

advocate@calvet.ca.gov or DVBE@calvet.ca.gov

For Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division inquires:

minorityveterans@calvet.ca.gov or (916) 651-3054

Upcoming Meetings/Events

Date ​Time ​Location ​Event ​Link to Register
​August 15, 2019 Thursday 10AM - 2:30PM McClellan AFB ​CalVet DVBE Advisory Council QTR #3 Meeting            
​August 28, 2019 Wednesday ​4PM - 7PM ​Sacramento, CA ​'Remembering the Montford Point Marines'            
​September 7, 2019 Saturday ​10AM - 2PM Sacramento, CA 3rd Veterans 'Pathway to Citizenship' Workshop
​September 20, 2019 Friday  10AM - 4PM​ Moreno Valley, CA  4th Veterans 'Pathway to Citizenship' Workshop
September 27, 2019 Friday      8AM- 5PM Sacramento, CA ​Native-American Day
October 5, 2019 Saturday ​10AM - 2PM Bakersfield, CA

​5th Veterans 'Pathway to Citizenship' Workshop

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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: minorityveterans@calvet.ca.gov or (916) 651-3054
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DVBE State Advocate & Minority and Underrepresented Veterans