Are you tired of constant cost of living increases and declining public services? What about state leaders who don't seem to care? So are we! Instead of complaining we are launching a petition drive to set them straight.
Dear Legislators, Vermonters rely on critical state services like infrastructure, public education, housing, and economic development. According to recent Campaign for Vermont polling, Vermonters now believe that the state is failing in the delivery of every one of these key services and that we are headed in the wrong direction as a state.
Top issues that we care about are the cost of living in our state, affordable housing, and public safety. We urge you to focus on these critical issues instead of chasing radical policies that are widely unpopular and will increase the cost of living for Vermonters. Additionally, we need to shift our climate change strategy towards resiliency efforts - building dams, flood barriers, and other infrastructure to protect us from the impacts of climate change - instead of solely chasing carbon reduction strategies (particularly those that have outsized negative impacts on low and middle-income Vermonters).
For too long the extremes at either end of the political spectrum have controlled the narrative despite the majority of us wanting moderate and reasonable policy solutions. In fact, 44% of Vermonters identify as independent voters and don't affiliate with either major party. Now we are calling on legislators to pull themselves out of these echo chambers and follow the will of the many instead the will of the few. Work for us instead of against us.
Back in 2018, we contracted for a heat pump installation in our two story home.
The installation took place in Aug of 2018, and was during a heat wave so initial use was for cooling which worked pretty well in the early stages of use.Read more
James Hall (RET) commented on Contact 2021-07-15 08:10:51 -0400Ben: An informed electorate is what has to be first priority. I think that is in good shape for the most part, because higher taxes have a tendency to get the voters’ attention, and we are in that mode now, with more to come. Then comes the need to get out the vote. The last time that effort really manifested was when the Civil Union law was signed by Howard Dean. The voters changed the legislature to Republican, but they at that time did not know how to handle their new role of being in charge; in fact many legislators could not believe the change was for real, so it ended up being squandered for the most part. there is no substitute for neighborhood meetings between elections, to get the word out. We have not utilized that concept enough, I believe, although now, in Rutland County that is beginning to happen. For Republicans to be successful around the state, we have to mobilize in every way that works.