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Michigan Women Veterans Survey Greetings fellow female veterans of Michigan:
As a Navy veteran myself, I have a special commitment to my sister veterans. I want to help in developing services which are meaningful to our Michigan women veterans, and to assess the quality of existing services. That’s why we are asking for your help, as we try to understand the needs of women veterans in Michigan. We developed a survey, with questions to help us learn about your military background, health status, and use of veteran services offered in Michigan. The survey is completely anonymous. We will use the information in your answers for collective analysis of issues that affect women veterans in Michigan. The survey is online at https://www.research.net/s/Michiganwomenveteranssurvey . Or, call us at 313-456-4702 for a paper copy. Please do share this information with other women veterans living in Michigan. We would love to get responses from all the 50,000 women veterans in Michigan!
Anne K. Thompson, LCDR USN, Ret.
Chair, Michigan Women’s Commission

• Gov. Snyder Proclaims August 26 as Equality Day in Michigan Women's Equality Day Proclamation  In observance of Women’s Equality Day, which marks the date that women received the right to vote nationally after Michigan had cemented that right two years earlier, Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed today as “Women’s Equality Day” in Michigan. Snyder reflected on women's suffrage and the importance of continuing the fight for equal rights. "Today marks a historic day in women's rights, and it's important for future generations to recognize the several achievements of and sacrifices from Michigan women," Governor Snyder said. "Women are a vital part of Michigan's reinvention, and I'm honored to highlight the endless contributions of many great Michigan women who have furthered the cause for women's equality." 

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Michigan Women's Commission, 3054 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 3-600, Detroit MI 48202, 313-456-4702 MDCR-WomensComm@michigan.gov

Next Meeting: October 15, 2014, 2 p.m., Radisson Hotel Lansing, 111 N Grand Ave., Lansing MI 48933. 2015 meetings are scheduled for Jan. 13 in Lansing, April 13 in Grand Rapids, August 10 in Sault Ste. Marie, and Oct. 15, in Detroit. The Michigan Women's Commission (MWC) was statutorily created in 1968 with the mission of improving the lives of Michigan women. Throughout its 44 year history, the MWC has worked on many issues, and its current priorities are women in business, women veterans and human trafficking.The MWC also serves as a referral agency for Michigan women and helps them navigate federal, state and local resources. We tweet under the handle @MIWomensComm, post on Facebook as  Michigan-Womens-Commission and e-publish information on a variety of topics. We are a partner in the yearly "Young Women, Strong Leaders" conferences. Commission meetings are held quarterly, and the location rotates throughout the state. Join us at an upcoming meeting.

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 •  Human Trafficking (US Dept. of State)
 •  Polaris Project(National Center on Human Trafficking)
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