Readshaw urges women veterans to complete state survey

Says survey will help identify issues of unique concern to women vets

HARRISBURG, June 13 – The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is surveying women veterans, and state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, wants to make sure Pennsylvania’s women veterans weigh in.

“Pennsylvania has about 60,000 female veterans,” Readshaw said. “Many face challenges transitioning back to civilian status, and some of those challenges may differ from the ones faced by their male counterparts. This is especially true when it comes to issues such as access to women’s health care. I’m urging all women veterans to take the survey so the department can be sure it’s providing them with the benefits, services and programs they need.”

Women veterans can access the survey by visiting the department’s website at http://www.dmva.pa.gov and clicking on the link in the red box that says, “Take the Women Veterans Survey Today!” The survey will be available through midnight, June 18.

“Our women veterans have served the commonwealth and the nation with selfless devotion,” Readshaw said. “To give back, we need to make sure they have the support and services they need, and that means – first and foremost – getting their input.”