- Associated Press - Sunday, September 25, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A new nonprofit effort is being launched to continue the work of Connecticut’s now-defunct Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

A group of former employees and PCSW officials have created the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut Inc. The entity will provide expertise, research, resources and advocacy concerning issues affecting women and girls.

The original, state-funded PCSW was created 43 years ago. It was eliminated in a budget bill last spring and replaced with a new, combined body called the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors.

Carolyn Treiss was the executive director of the former PCSW and is president of the newly formed organization. She says her group will advocate the same policy areas, such as health and safety of women and economic security.

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