Monthly Archives: August 2015

Women’s Equality Day Press Conference

Link here for press coverage from yesterday’s event celebrating Women’s Equality Day. VCW extends thanks to partners Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition and Main Street Alliance – Vermont.

Celebration of Women’s Equality Day and Call for Paid Sick Days legislation in Vermont

August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – an important milestone in women’s equality. The significance of this victory cannot be understated, as the movement for women’s suffrage was a nonviolent and long-lasting civil rights effort. Today, women have the right to vote, yet they still face many issues… Read more »

The Vermont Commission on Women and Main Street Alliance of Vermont Announce Series of Paid Family and Medical Leave Forums

Father and baby

Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) 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. Participants will… Read more »

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Colin Ryan to Vermont Commission on Women

Colin Ryan

Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Colin Ryan of Burlington to the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW). Established in 1964, VCW is a non-partisan state government commission advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from twenty-five organizations concerned with women’s issues guide VCW’s public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts. Commissioners serve four-year terms and… Read more »