I live and work in Starksboro, VT. I am a co-owner of a small worker cooperative business, AORTA, with 12 worker-owners working in 8 different states & generating about $1 million in revenue per year (well, at least we generated that much before Covid!). I’m writing to share a testimonial about our experience navigating health benefits for our workers as a plea for universal healthcare / medicare for all.
I made an off-hand comment to someone recently that the reason I was working on Mari’s campaign was to hold back the despair. Though perhaps a little cynical, this is mostly true. It is easy for anyone to feel a bit hopeless these days, even as we recognize that living in Vermont is keeping us safe from many of the things that are causing us worry.
Except Vermont isn’t actually as far from the rest of the world as we’d like to think.
Thank you for your trust in us. It’s an honor to serve as your State Representatives. Our work has been enriched by all of your contributions – in person, by email, by phone, and on social media. As you’ll see in this newsletter, there are a number of bills under consideration at the State House. We are presenting you with just a few. We continue to focus on advancing policies that build personal, social, economic and environmental resilience for all.
I am an elder, grandmother to many. I choose with dangerous hopefulness to plant trees whose shade I know I shall never sit in.
Warm and bright February greetings! Many bills that will help Vermonters are in process; I'm sharing just a few. Please reach out with your concerns, interests and questions: email@example.com, and come to the Legislative Forum this Sunday, February 23rd, 1pm at the Bristol Fire Department.