Making Women Visible Day
-- “Over our dead bodies will the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women will be cut.”
by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2009 1:00 PM
Posted to State Capitol
As the existence of Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has been threatened by the state budget crisis the 16th annual “Making Women Visible” day at the state Capitol was more important this year than in years past.
Sporting a red suit jacket, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal promised to take the legislature and the governor to court to make sure the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women stays “permanent.”
“It is the permanent commission and we want to keep it that way,” Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, said. He said the Democratic caucus plans to beat back the Republican proposals to consolidate all the state commissions.
“There’s not a lot of appeal on our side of the aisle,” Donovan said.
“Over our dead bodies will the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women will be cut,” Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said.