Action Needed: Help Stop Gun Violence

Call the Sergeant at Arms
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 TOMORROWWednesday 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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Action: Fight for Vermont’s Healthcare

Please see this ACTION related to a recent budget proposal from Gov. Phil Scott:
healthcare
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 officeLet them know how opposed you are to this proposal.
 

For your legislator

Call 1-800-322-5616Click this link to find your legislator.

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Phil Scott Wants to Bring For-Profit Prisons to Vermont

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ACTION NEEDED:
Call Phil Scott and tell him that the private prison industry does not belong in Vermont!

How did Governor Phil Scott honor Martin Luther King day? He announced plans for a multi-million dollar, private prison. This would be Vermont’s first ever for-profit prison and the private prison industry is chomping at the bit.

Contact Info:
Phone: 802 828-3333
TTY: 800 649-6825
Fax: 802 828-3339
@GovPhilScott
phil@philscott.org

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My name is [your name] and I am calling from [your town and zip code]. I want Governor Scott to know that that I oppose his plan to privatize our state prisons. Private, for-profit prisons will not benefit our communities, and will only enrich those who seek to profit off of human bondage. Vermont has an opportunity to be at the forefront of the national call for prison reform, and I would like Governor Scott to seek other alternatives to reducing prison costs and the number of people incarcerated by the state. Any move toward bringing the corrupt private prison industry to our State will cost you my vote.

Lt. Gov. Zuckerman’s Guide to Political Activism

The Indivisible Guide helped spur movement across the nation, driving ordinary people to activism. And it has been a tremendous resource for helping us resist the Trump Agenda on a national level, but for those of us with Democratic Members of Congress, it often feels like we can do more. Well, thanks to Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, Vermonters now have a guide to action on a more local level. Continue reading “Lt. Gov. Zuckerman’s Guide to Political Activism”