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Ashley Messier of Jericho Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

(Montpelier) – Speaker of the House, Mitzi Johnson has appointed Ashley Messier of Jericho 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.

 


Ashley Messier of Jericho Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

Speaker of the House, Mitzi Johnson has appointed Ashley Messier of Jericho 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.

 


Sarah Mell of Winooski Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Sarah Mell of Winooski to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

 


Sarah Mell of Winooski Appointed to Vermont Commission on Women

The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Sarah Mell of Winooski to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

 


New Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont’s Small Minority/Women Owned Businesses

As a result of the federal CARES act, the State of Vermont has announced new Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont businesses, which includes a set-aside of $2.5 million for women-owned businesses and $2.5 million for minority-owned businesses with zero - five employees.

 


New Report Examines Impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont Women

(Montpelier) – The state’s independent non-partisan Vermont Commission on Women just released a new data dashboard report focusing on the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately and uniquely impacted women.

 


New Report Examines Impacts of COVID-19 on Vermont Women

The state’s independent non-partisan Vermont Commission on Women just released a new data dashboard report focusing on the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately and uniquely impacted women.

Report link: COVID-19 Crisis and Vermont Women

 


VCW Comments on New Title IX Regulations

In May 2020, the US Department of Education, headed by Secretary Betsy Devos, announced new regulations to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, governing how educational institutions, including colleges and universities, respond to allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

 


H.619: Child Care Costs Deductible for Candidates

Cary Brown, executive director of the Vermont Commission on Women, said the bill would not only benefit women candidates who historically have had to bear the brunt of child-rearing responsibilities. 

“That is one of the teeny little tiny steps we can take to shift the culture a little bit,” Brown said, referring to the adoption of the bill. “So the expectation is that parents are equally taking care of children and it’s not falling disproportionately on women.”

 


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.