Letter: Help us find answers as a community

Editor of the Reformer:

The disarray in Washington continues. Can we help restore civil civic discourse by example? We have been hearing regularly from our D.C. delegation that there are a great many vital issues that can and need to be dealt with. All three of them are being creative and aggressive, proposing legislation and working with their colleagues across party lines to break the logjam — Vermont style. And they have each, in their own style, asked us to be activists now at the grassroots level.

A group of us in Guilford are reaching out to all our neighbors in the Vernon/Guilford house district, inviting everyone, Progressives, Democrats, Independents, and disaffected Republicans, to join us in a community meeting Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd., for a town-meeting-like free and open discussion of issues important to all off us. Then we want to start new initiatives, deciding what to do, how to work together. Everyone is welcome to come and listen and share ideas — and some refreshments. We need to get engaged.

A few of the issues that may come up are Medicare for all, high quality education for everyone at all levels to drive the Vermont economy, and protecting our environment. How working at the grassroots do we afford these initiatives and strengthen our economy in the state and in Vernon and Guilford?

After meeting for about an hour, those who want to stay can join our caucus to officially reorganize our Democratic/Progressive town committees, hoping to make them as broadly based and activist as possible.

If you want to contact me, please do; email me at andy@ProLinguaAssociates.comor leave a message at 802-254-9472 and I will return your call. For a Vernon contact, please email Ian Hefele at Ian.Hefele@gmail.com.

Andy Burrows,

Guilford Democratic Committee, Sept. 10


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