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March 9th is Equal Pay Day for Asian American & Pacific Islander Women | New Podcast Launched

The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) joins organizations nationwide in drawing attention to Equal Pay Day each year.  Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into this year women must work to catch up to what the average white non-Hispanic man earned in the previous year.

The Commission is premiering a new video podcast series, the first of which launches today, March 9th, Equal Pay Day for Asian American and Pacific Islander women.  Guests on

NEW: Access to Menstrual Supplies Info Sheet

Coinciding with legislative action, VCW debuted a new information sheet about the issue of access to menstrual supplies. A bill regarding menstrual products, S.32, was introduced in the Vermont Senate to ensure students have free, immediate access to menstrual supplies within their school restrooms, and another bill, H.260 was introduced in the House to require availability in both public school restrooms and correctional facilities.  Two additional bills, H.53 and S.53 were introduced to remove the non-essential items tax.  Read our new info sheet.
 

 Wendy Knight of Panton Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

Governor Scott has appointed Wendy Knight of Panton to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

Commissioner Knight is a communications and marketing executive with over 20 years of government, corporate and entrepreneurial experience in advertising and marketing, food and beverage, healthcare, media, non-profit, and the publishing industries.

Vermont PBS community conversation podcast of 9to5: The Story of a Movement

Better pay, respect, opportunities for advancement, and ending sexual harassment: those were some of the reasons that activated the women's movement and workplace rights groups like 9to5 in the 1970s.  PBS Vermont hosted a statewide community conversation following a sneak preview of the film 9to5: The Story of a Movement directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, from Independent Lens on January 14, 2021.

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