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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).

June 30, 2015

(Montpelier) – Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ruth Finn of Barre to serve a third term as Commissioner on the state’s Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).

June 18, 2015

The sixteen appointed members of the state agency, the Vermont Commission on Women, have re-elected Marcia Merrill of Jericho to serve a 4th term as Chair.  Ms. Merrill has served in this leadership role since 2006.

May 29, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt., May 28, 2015––The Vermont Commission on Women will welcome two Vermont Law School students as interns to assist with updating its handbook, “The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont,” during a summer internship program in the late Professor Cheryl Hanna’s memory.

May 5, 2015

(Montpelier) – The organization Vermont Women in Law Enforcement was voted in to the roster of Advisory Council members of the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW).  The VCW is a non-partisan state government commission established in 1964 and working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.  VCW's Advisors provide counsel to this non-partisan state government commission on setting goals, strategies and objectives, and also share the opinions and perspectives of the organizations

April 27, 2015

(Montpelier) – Evolve Rutland was voted in to the roster of Advisory Council organizations by the sixteen Commissioners of the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) earlier this month.  VCW's Advisors provide counsel to this non-partisan state government commission on setting goals, strategies and objectives, and also share the opinions and perspectives of the organizations they represent.

April 20, 2015

Equal Pay Compact launched (Barre Montpelier Times Argus, 4/17/15)

April 15, 2015

Issued From Governor Shumlin's Office

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