Ruth introduced Governor Madeleine Kunin at a book signing event at Middlebury College for Kunin's new memoir, "Coming of Age: A Journey to my Eighties," on October 23, 2018.
School funding must be stable, sufficient, equitable, and sustainable. We must ensure funding meets the needs of students regardless of where they live or attend school, and that our funding mechanism is fair and reasonable for the resources of our small state and its residents.
I support the goal of reducing Vermont’s carbon footprint and obtaining 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. The good news is that transitioning to a clean energy economy has a positive ripple effect, promoting the local economy, stronger communities, and healthier people.
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.
When I get angry, I work harder. The repeated national display of blatant sexism has made me more determined to get elected, and to focus on the brave women and male allies who surround me in this journey to elected office.