In remembrance: Susan Lloyd and Barbara Hoffman

This past year, we lost two valuable members of our community. Susan Lloyd and Barbara Hoffman will be dearly missed.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rutlandherald/obituary.aspx?n=susan-mcintosh-lloyd&pid=189448558&fhid=5923

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rutlandherald/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-b-hoffman&pid=189783094&fhid=23415

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7 weeks until the election – ways to get involved

With a little over 7 weeks to go until the election, here are some ways to get involved:

Week 7 – Attend the Monday Sept 17 Rutland County Democratic Meeting to hear from candidates and learn more about how you can lend a helping hand
Attend the Tuesday Sept 18 Castleton Indivisible Meeting to learn about grassroots activities in our community; attend their postcarding party on Friday Sept 21 for nationwide elections
Attend the Saturday Sept 22 Canvass at 10 am – meet at 67 Center Street, Rutland City
Attend the Saturday Sept 22 NAACP Rutland forum at 3 pm to meet @Christineforvt at the Rutland Free Library.
Start working on your favorite candidate’s campaign – put out a lawn sign, write a letter to the editor, and brag to your friends and families about your efforts. Go to ActBlue and contribute to one or more candidates. As little as $5 helps! https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rutland

Week 6 – Join the Canvass at 1 pm at 11 Royce Street, Rutland City. Make sure everyone knows that early voting has started; encourage friends and family to vote and to vote early.

Week 5 – Go doorknocking with a candidate and learn more about your community in the process.

Week 4 – Attend the Wednesday Oct 10 Gubernatorial Debate at 6:30 pm at the Paramount Theater; and attend the Friday October 12 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for nationwide elections.

Week 3 – Join a Get-out-the-vote canvas. Don’t know where one’s being held? Ask us.

Week 2 – Attend the Thursday October 25 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for local elections; march with the Democrats in the Saturday October 27 Rutland City Halloween Parade.

Week 1 – Encourage friends and family to vote; volunteer to join a candidate at the polls on voting day (even a few minutes of standing on the line can make a world of difference to a tired candidate eager for a little company)

Hope to see you at one or more of these events over the next few weeks!

8 weeks until the election – ways to get involved

With 8 weeks to go until the election, here are some ways to get involved:

Week 8 – Start working on your favorite candidate’s campaign – put out a lawn sign, write a letter to the editor, and brag to your friends and families about your efforts. Go to ActBlue and contribute to one or more candidates. As little as $5 helps! https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rutland

Week 7 – Attend the Monday Sept 17 Rutland County Democratic Meeting to hear from candidates and learn more about how you can lend a helping hand; attend the Tuesday Sept 18 Castleton Indivisible Meeting to learn about grassroots activities in our community; attend their postcarding party on Friday Sept 21 for nationwide elections; and attend the Saturday Sept 22 NAACP Rutland forum to meet @Christineforvt.

Week 6 – Make sure everyone knows that early voting has started; encourage friends and family to vote and to vote early.

Week 5 – Go doorknocking with a candidate and learn more about your community in the process.

Week 4 – Attend the Friday October 12 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for nationwide elections.

Week 3 – Join a Get-out-the-vote canvas. Don’t know where one’s being held? Ask us.

Week 2 – Attend the Thursday October 25 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for local elections; march with the Democrats in the Saturday October 27 Rutland City Halloween Parade.

Week 1 – Encourage friends and family to vote; volunteer to join a candidate at the polls on voting day (even a few minutes of standing on the line can make a world of difference to a tired candidate eager for a little company)

Hope to see you at one or more of these events over the next few weeks!

Profiting off jailed Vermonters

Amidst concerns over the mistreatment of Vermonters in a Pennsylvania private prison, the Department of Corrections has made the baffling decision to move Vermonters even further away, to Mississippi. https://vtdigger.org/2018/09/09/vermont-prisoners-moved-mississippi-prison-run-corecivic/ This decision comes on the heels of questions regarding Governor Scott receiving financial support from private prison lobbyists and plans to open a private prison in Vermont. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2018/01/26/scott-met-with-private-prison-lobbyists-prior-to-pitching-plan

What’s wrong with private prisons:

We encourage you to share your thoughts on the new plan to move Vermont prisoners to Mississippi.

Contact Governor Phil Scott: 802 828-3333 or http://governor.vermont.gov/contact-us/message

Contact Attorney General T.J. Donovan: 802 828-3171 or ago.civilrights@vermont.gov or Vermont Attorney General’s Office, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1001

Thank you!

 

Get involved!

With a little over 9 weeks to go until the election, here are some ways to get involved:

Week 9 – Go to ActBlue and contribute to one or more candidates. As little as $5 helps! And make sure you brag to friends and family!
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rutland

Week 8 – Start working on your favorite candidates campaign – put out a lawn sign, write a letter to the editor, and brag to your friends and families about your efforts.

Week 7 – Attend the Monday Sept 17 Rutland County Democratic Meeting to hear from candidates and learn more about how you can lend a helping hand; attend the Tuesday Sept 18 Castleton Indivisible Meeting to learn about grassroots activities in our community; attend their postcarding party on Friday Sept 21 for nationwide elections; and attend the Saturday Sept 22 Rutland forum for candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general .

Week 6 – Make sure everyone knows that early voting has started; encourage friends and family to vote and to vote early.

Week 5 – Go doorknocking with a candidate and learn more about your community in the process.

Week 4 – Attend the Friday October 12 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for nationwide elections.

Week 3 – Join a Get-out-the-vote canvas. Don’t know where one’s being held? Ask us.

Week 2 – Attend the Thursday October 25 Castleton Indivisible postcarding party for local elections.

Week 1 – Encourage friends and family to vote; volunteer to join a candidate at the polls on voting day (even a few minutes of standing on the line can make a world of difference to a tired candidate eager for a little company)

Hope to see you at one or more of these events over the next few weeks!

To do nothing is not an option

Today, Attorney General TJ Donovan, Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe and Speaker Mitzi Johnson were joined by a number of state legislators to voice their support for common sense gun safety measures. I wanted to share the video of today’s press conference with you. You can check it out here.

We’re working to show the strong support these measures have with everyday Vermonters to encourage the Legislature to take action. You can join us by signing our petition here.

Gun violence prevention is an issue that’s close to my heart, as I know it is for many of you. Please join me in voicing your support at vtdemocrats.org/gunsafetynow. – From one of our own