Support our legislators in creating laws to protect Vermonters from gun violence! Governor Scott has publicly said that he is now open to reviewing our state gun laws
. There are three bills regarding gun legislation currently being considered in the State House, 2 of which are scheduled for votes this week.
- S. 221 (proposes to establish a procedure for law enforcement to obtain an extreme risk protection order) VOTE IS TOMORROW, Wednesday 2/28.
- S. 6 (proposes to require that a background check is conducted on the proposed transferee before a firearm is transferred) VOTE IS THURSDAY, 3/1.
- H. 422 (proposes to temporarily remove weapons from a person cited for domestic abuse). VOTE TBA.
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Please see this ACTION related to a recent budget proposal from Gov. Phil Scott:
Despite promising in his Governing Platform, that he “will protect Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens,” Gov. Scott recently proposed to cut a benefit called “the Vermont Cost Sharing Reduction.” This program subsidizes Vermonters with incomes of 200-400% of the Federal Poverty Level, approximately $24-36,000. Under this proposal, out-of-pocket deductible payments and co-pays can double, triple, or quadruple.
If you only have the time to make one call, please call YOUR local representative and urge them to strongly condemn this mean-spirited attack on our neighbors and friends.
And if you can spare another 5 minutes, please call Gov. Scott’s office. Let them know how opposed you are to this proposal.
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