From Lauren Hierl, VCV Political Director
If you’re like me, you probably dread opening up the latest newspaper or your favorite online news outlet. It’s hard to read about the most recent federal assault on clean air, or climate action, or undermining vulnerable communities’ access to clean water. At the same time, we’re seeing the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, record-breaking wildfires throughout the West, and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change.
It’s never been more clear that who we elect matters.
Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) plays a unique and critical role in Vermont’s environmental community as the only group actively working to elect champions who will stand up for a clean Lake Champlain, action on climate change, and other issues vital to a healthy Vermont.
Right now, VCV is developing an Environmental Common Agenda of the top legislative priorities for the upcoming year.
When we’re up against the deep pockets of the fossil fuel industry and chemical companies, it’s supporters like you who give us the resources needed to bring the voices of everyday Vermonters to the debates – and that’s what can win the day in the Legislature.
This session, we will track lawmakers’ actions and hold them accountable using tools like our Environmental Scorecard. We’re also ramping up our efforts to identify, recruit, and support good candidates because, every single day, we’re seeing the impacts of electing candidates who oppose basic protections for our people and our planet. Vermont Conservation Voters’ work has never been more important.
We look forward to hearing back from you about your priorities.
We also hope you can give generously to support out work so we can advance a positive agenda for healthy communities, while working to get great people elected in Vermont.