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June 12, 2016

VERMONT GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON WOMEN’S ISSUES

Vermont Commission on Women, the League of Women Voters of Vermont, and Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women  hosted a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women's Issues Forum moderated by Anne Galloway of VTDigger.org. Candidates attending were: Bill Lee, Liberty Union Party; Sue Minter, Democratic Party; and Phil Scott, Republican Party. Forum held at the Vermont State House, Montpelier, VT on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Link to forum press coverage here.  Watch the full event video here, from Vermont In Person.  VIew the slideshow we developed for the event with candidate questions here.

Forum on Women's Issues

June 6, 2016

Always fabulous and always free, this day of inspiration for women of all ages and stages took place on Saturday, June 4th at Vermont Tech in Randolph. Keynote speaker this year was United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  Read her remarks here.  Sen. Leahy's remarks featured our Change The Story initiative (see video below) - read them here.  VCW's Cary Brown co-presented the workshop: Your Legal Rights in the Workplace with Julio Thompson of the Vermont Attorney General's Civil Rights Division, and Karen L. Richards of the Vermont Human Rights Commission, pictured below.

May 16, 2016

 Susan Ritz/Vermont Woman
Photo Credit: Susan Ritz

Read Susan Ritz's piece Changing the Economic Story for Vermont Women in the April/May edition of Vermont Woman.

May 9, 2016

Since our inception in 1964, the Commission has been called upon to provide information to the legislative and executive branches of state government on issues affecting women.  VCW testified on these bills in the 2016 session: 

S.15/ H.187 - AN ACT RELATING TO ABSENCE FROM WORK FOR HEALTH CARE AND SAFETY (Paid Sick Days).  Link to testimony in Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs here, and 2015 session testimony in the House here and Senate here.

H.808 - AN ACT RELATING TO ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT EMPLOYEES.  Link to VCW testimony in House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs here.

H.620 - AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES. Link to VCW testimony in House Committee on Health Care here.

H.773 - AN ACT RELATING TO CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYEES AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development link to bill here.

FY2017 GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET.  Link to VCW testimony in House Appropriations Committee here.

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