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COVID-19 and a Laundry List of Economic Inequities

This conversation highlights COVID-19 response inspired policy changes to reduce income inequality with Rep. Emilie Kornheiser and Cary Brown of the Vermont Commission on Women and UVM Prof. Stephanie Seguino on WVEW’s Montpelier Happy Hour with Olga Peters.

In VSC debate, center on equity and access | VTDigger Commentary by Cary Brown

As Vermont moves forward with reimagining the future of its educational system, now is the time to center the principles of equity and access at the very core of that process. The VSC is already providing significant access to education and training for a wide range of fields, including high-wage, high-demand jobs that the Vermont economy needs. Consistently, the VSC has shown impressive innovation and creativity in broadening its reach around the state through partnerships, distance learning, and satellite locations.

Economic Support | COVID-19 Resources

The first of several topical resource guides for dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find all of our COVID-19 resources at http://women.vermont.gov/covid19.

Access to Food

Hunger Free VT is putting together outreach materials and will be updating their website to keep everyone in the loop with any important changes to school meal programs, 3SquaresVT, and other nutrition programs. 

Changing the Story Commentary Series: VCW's Hannah Lane

Equal Pay Day is coming up Tuesday, March 31st, and it's more important than ever to draw attention to the ways women are uniquely economically impacted during these hard times. Hannah Lane has provided a great overview of the relevant points from the CTS report, and busted any myths non-believers may still hold dear. You can read the commentary here.

PC Construction signs on to Vermont Equal Pay Compact during Women in Construction Week

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South Burlington, VT – PC Construction announced today that it has joined over 180 other Vermont companies in signing on to a Vermont Equal Pay Compact, pledging its support for gender equity in the workplace. It’s a move that coincides with national Women in Construction Week, but that also honors PC’s longstanding commitment to elevating strong women at its employee-owned company.

Press Release: New State Government Resource to Help Vermonters Address Sexual Harassment and Workplace Discrimination

Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, announced new resources available today from the Workplaces For All public education program, workplacesforall.vermont.gov, to make workers, employers, and all Vermonters aware of laws that apply to them, their legal rights, methods of reporting, where to find information, strategies for prevention, and ways to address sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

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