Vermont’s waterways are crucial to the well-being of our state and its residents. Clean water promotes personal health, economic vitality, agriculture and forestry initiatives, recreation opportunities, and important wildlife habitats. I take the challenge of cleaning up Lake Champlain and other waterways seriously because doing so is vital to the future of Vermont.
We need a broader, less siloed agricultural policy and economy in Vermont. We should create stronger links between dairy, maple, and artisan food and drink enterprises, and greater integration of tourism, forestry, and agriculture through the promotion of Vermont's working landscape. The overall economy and identity of Vermont needs healthy dairy farms and farmers, so we should all be willing to solve these problems together.
This week, we sent this mailer to thousands of voters across the district, announcing that early voting and absentee ballots are now available, by mail or in person at your local town clerk's office.
Please take a few moments to listen to a remarkable piece of audio storytelling featuring Ruth discussing why so many women are running for office this year, and why it matters.