The Ethan Allen Institute released its officially updated legislator “Roll Call Profiles” to reflect the key votes from the August and September 2020 legislative session.
This short session’s highlighted legislation includes votes on overriding Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act, more comprehensive Act 250 development restrictions and new deadly force standards for police. The profiles can be viewed here.
Each vote receives a brief overview of the issue at stake and links to more in-depth information, including original records, supporting documents and analysis. One benefit of new Covid protocols allows us to, in some cases, provide links to video of the “floor” debate on these votes.
Each profile, in addition to detailing each legislator’s voting history going back to 2013, contains contact information, links to campaign websites and social media accounts, and links to contact local papers in the district. “These profiles are a tool that allows Vermonters to better understand the issues under debate by lawmakers, to see what their elected representatives are doing, interact with them directly on multiple platforms, and hold them accountable in public forums,” said EAI president, Rob Roper. “It’s a one-stop-shop tool kit for being an active, engaged, responsible citizen.”