As the elected leaders of the town of Brattleboro, will you keep your oaths of office? Or will you enable the tyrannical, lawless bill known as H.386?
When these families are sent outside with nowhere to go, they will be exited to our downtowns, to our communities. Our communities do not have the resources to support a mass unsheltering of people across the state.
The claim that S.5 is just another study is incorrect. This is clearly a major step to implementing a carbon tax on those businesses and households that cannot easily convert to fossil free heat.
Kudos to the Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) leadership teams for pulling together a very good and high energy Business and Trade Show event this past week at the Rutland Community Center.
Now S.37 is set to restrict Act 47/H57 with an amendment prohibiting a hormone pill able to reverse an abortion. Is this not government infringement on the fundamental right of the freedom of reproductive choice?
While most countries in Europe are now shielding youth and minors from gender-affirming care practices, most Vermont legislators plow forward regardless of evidence of the harms of gender-affirming care. For the sake of the mental health and physical well-being of our children and youth, we ask you to vote “no” on both H.89 and S.37.
It’s clear that the State Board of Education is looking to push these EQS updates through quickly, as is evident by the increasing frequency of meetings to finalize the proposal and the addition of this Special Meeting, with minimal notice.
Age protection for minors has been recklessly ignored in the committee regarding H.89 and S.37, along with parents’ rights to direct the medical care of their children.
During the second reading of S.37, Sen. Lyons made an attempt to make a case that “sexual ambiguity” was a historical example of “gender dysphoria.” With just a google search Lyons could have easily accessed better information than she received from her list of committee experts.
Under S.66, Democrats and Progressives would destroy the much-admired Vermont town-tuition system in order to prevent a small minority of parents and students from choosing a religious school under the tuition system.
Now that Mom is ready to start what has been deemed medically necessary Phase II cardiac rehab, we have encountered an absolutist policy that translates into her being denied services if she is unable to exercise while wearing a mask.
The Vermont state Legislature remains locked in the past, relying on outdated American Academy of Pediatrics Standards of Care from 2018, which puts minors, especially adolescent girls, at risk of being rushed into life-altering hormone treatments that they might later regret.