Visiting with voters over the last month, I’ve been inspired by my neighbors’ passionate advocacy for healthcare, affordable housing, our schools and kids, climate action and more.
Yesterday I registered a new Vermont resident to vote in our state for the first time in the upcoming election cycle.
He was prepping his fishing tackle and getting ready to test paddle a new canoe on a beautiful summer day. When I told him that one of the issues I wanted to work on was improved access to opiate addiction treatment, he told me that many of his friends were struggling with this illness. At twenty-five he said, “it’s the biggest issue for my generation. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by it.”
His words were a powerful reminder of what’s at stake in this election and reaffirmed my commitment to keep fighting for humane solutions to the challenging issues facing Vermonters.
But I can’t do it alone. As a city councilor, I’ve relied on the expertise and passion of my constituents to help shape policy and to advocate for change. As your state representative in Montpelier, I promise to work hard for you every day, to listen and to collaborate, and to hear all points of view. Together we can do great things!