Welcome to the AAUW of Vermont Website!

History of AAUW in Vermont

Gudrun Hutchins, past State President and past Bennington Branch President has begun writing articles about the history of AAUW in Vermont and of Bennington Branch. Access these interesting articles from the VERMONT HISTORY menu item or by clicking here.

Vermont AAUW Supported Passage of Vermont Pay Equity Law

The establishment of this website came on the heels of our celebration last month of the first anniversary of the passage of the Vermont Pay Equity Law. Helping to pass this law is just one example of how AAUW Vermont is involved in our community.

During the hearings that preceded the passage of the final bill,  Julie Mackaman, Secretary of AAUW of Vermont, testified in support of equal pay bills H.294 and S.275. Both bills prohibit an employer from requesting an applicant’s salary history prior to a job offer. Julie testified by phone to the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee.  Julie’s testimony is here:  Testimony

The Middlebury Branch wrote a letter of support to committee chairs and lead sponsors of both bills.

H.294 was passed in both houses of the Vermont Legislature and was signed by Governor Scott on May 11, 2018. It is now titled Act 126 .

Read the final text of the act here:  Act_126