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March 24, 2016

Sent in collaboration with the Vermont Women's History Project of the Vermont Historical Society, March 11, 2016

January 28, 2016
(Montpelier) - This week marks the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  This was an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and expanded the statute of limitations for pay discrimination cases. The Act reduced barriers for women to access the justice system for wage gap remedies.
 
January 15, 2016

Change The Story VT (CTS), a multi-year initiative fueled by the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women, has released the first of a series of briefs called “Women, Work and Wages in Vermont”.  Much of this data is not regularly collected or published.

October 23, 2015

Issued 10/23/15

(Montpelier) – Rep.  Shap Smith, Speaker of the Vermont House has appointed Cathy Frey of Barre to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. 

October 21, 2015

Issued 9/29/2015

WHAT: THE VERMONT WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SECURITY SUMMIT

Presented by the Vermont Commission on Women & the Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus
WHERE: Vermont State House in Montpelier

WHEN: This Thursday, October 8th from 9:00 – 3:30.

September 29, 2015

Issued 9/29/2015

Grant Will Fund State Feasibility Study for Paid Family and Medical Leave

September 1, 2015

Release Date: 9/1/15

(Montpelier) – The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.  Commissioners are appointed by various appointing authorities to serve four-year terms.

August 19, 2015

Vermont Commission on Women and Main Street Alliance of Vermont will host a series of free community forums across the state this fall focusing on long-term paid family and medical leave.  These forums examine the possibility of developing and implementing a state-run Temporary Disability and Caregiver Insurance (TDCI) Program in our state as a funding mechanism for leave.

August 11, 2015

MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Colin Ryan of Burlington to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).

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