A response from Governor Shumlin

Governor Shumlin finally wrote me a response to this letter I sent a couple of months ago.

Dear Alex,

Thank you for your feedback on my speech at the Women Can Do conference. I apologize for the delay in response. In my continued commitment to gender equality, I appreciate your insight and share your desire to empower Vermont’s young women.

Last legislative session, I supported efforts to get Vermont women equal pay for equal work. I continue to be a strong supporter of gender equality as governor and I hope that other states will follow Vermont’s lead in this matter. I take to heart your comment that I must be careful to offer encouragement to all young Vermonters, and appreciate your advocacy on this issue.

Thank you again for your letter. I will keep your thoughts in mind as I move forward.


Peter Shumlin
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

As expected from a politician, the letter is mostly self-affirming – but I appreciate that last sentence in the second paragraph. It seems to me to say that he (or a staffer) truly did read and consider what I had to say.

What do you think?

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