As stated on their website VCW
From VCW Executive Director Cary Brown:
To close a budget shortfall, the legislature and administration have released a list of suggested cuts, which includes the complete elimination of the Vermont Commission on Women. In our 51 years we have faced this threat before, but we had professional lobbyists working for us - now, with a unique prohibition written into our statute in 2002 that prohibits us from employing lobbyists, we need our friends to help out.
If you live in Vermont, and you feel that the Commission's work to secure women's economic, legal, and social equity is not yet done, please consider telling your legislators right away. They really listen to those calls and emails! If you don't live in Vermont, please help spread the word, as we may need support beyond the state lines down the road.
Here's what you can do:
Call or email your legislators right away, now, while they're home on Town Meeting break, to tell them NOT to eliminate the Vermont Commission on Women. You can find all of their contact info here: http://legislature.vermont.
Contact members of the House Appropriations Committee to let them know that you want them to keep the Vermont Commission on Women in the FY2016 state budget:
Rep. Mitzi Johnson, Chair
Rep. Peter J. Fagan, Vice Chair
Rep. Kathleen C. Keenan, Ranking Member
Rep. Robert Helm
Rep. Martha Feltus
Rep. Mary S. Hooper
Rep. Diane Lanpher
Rep. Anne Theresa O'Brien
Rep. Albert Pearce
Rep. Catherine Toll
Rep. Matthew Trieber
If you attend Town Meeting, talk to your legislators in person to let them know that the work of the Commission is important to you and you don't want them to eliminate it.