(Montpelier, VT) - The Vermont Commission on Women voted on June 28, 2018, to issue the following statement:
“The Vermont Commission on Women supports the joint resolution passed by the Vermont Senate and House condemning the recently reversed federal policy of separating children from their families at the southern international border, expressing a profound hope that the family separation policy will not be reinstated, and imploring the Department of Homeland Security to reunite the separated families immediately.”
Joint House Resolution 2 can be read at https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018.1/J.R.H.2.
The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-seven organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. VCW offers many services to the public, including a toll-free information and referral service at 800-881-1561 and many publications, including the handbook The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont. For more information, please visit women.vermont.gov.