Throughout my campaign, I have tried to demonstrate to voters who I am as a person and a public servant and why they should elect me as their senator. I have worked hard, learned a lot, listened actively, included everyone, and tried to be the best candidate in the field. I am Ruth Hardy and I want to represent you, the people, of our district. I ask for your vote.
Election Day is a week away. Do you have a voting plan? If not, make one. It turns out that the best way to make sure we do something, is to plan to do something. Pull out your calendars, find November 6, and schedule a time to get to the polls!
I am urging you to vote, and to do more than cast your individual vote—I am urging you to speak to or email or text or call your friends and neighbors to make certain that they are voting. I am urging you to help those who won’t have time to vote on a Tuesday to vote early.
I have been endorsed by each member of Vermont’s Congressional delegation, former Governor Madeleine Kunin, and retiring state senator Claire Ayer, among others. In addition, I have received the backing of Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Rights & Democracy, Vermont Conservation Voters, the National Association of Social Workers, the Vermont AFL-CIO, and the Sierra Club.
According to a recent statewide survey, 47 percent of respondents cited the expense of housing or healthcare as the item that creates the most financial stress in their lives. I would work to expand access to affordable housing and healthcare, and provide Vermonters livable wages that can support these basic necessities.