PRLog - May 4, 2012 - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Sacramento, CA—The Amvets Department of California Service Foundation, a veterans service organization also known as Team Amvets, is supporting the effort to save The California Commission on the Status of Women from being abolished, as proposed in the Governor’s 2012/2013 budget. At a recent press conference in the State’s Capitol, Team Amvets’ Legislative Chairperson, Lorraine Plass, joined with women legislators and the Commission’s Chair, Academy Award winning actress and long-time advocate for women, Geena Davis, in applauding Assembly Speaker John Perez’ decision to transfer funds from the Assembly budget to the Commission.
AMVETS supports Womens Commission
“I was honored to participate in this event on behalf of Team AMVETS and California’s women veterans who may also be impacted by this decision”, said Plass. “It was nice to have the opportunity to talk with Ms. Davis about involvement by the Commission in women’s veteran affairs and how Team Amvets might participate more in that effort.” Plass, who is very active in support of veteran affairs, will be speaking on women veterans’ legislative issues at the upcoming National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators’
About: The California Commission on the Status of Women
The California Commission on the Status of Women exists to advocate for the women and girls of California, providing a vehicle through which their voices can be heard. With input from them, the Commissioners create a public policy agenda, advise the California Legislature and the Governor, and help identify ways for government and the private sector to better serve the diverse needs of women and girls.
About: Team Amvets
AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation is a veteran’s organization committed to helping honorably discharged veterans and their families in California and Nevada. A not-for-profit organization, AMVETS provides no-cost legal counsel via the AMVETS Legal Clinic and more than 40 certified Service Officers to help veterans in dealings with the Veterans’ Administration on matters including disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment and other benefits. Funding is raised through membership fees, donations and thrift stores owned and operated by the Foundation. Vets do not have to be a member of AMVETS to receive services.
Please visit http://www.calamvets.org for more information