Please get involved and stay informed by showing up at our next meeting (check the calendar on the right sidebar), or contact the Chairman here or sign up at the Vermont Democrats' site. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Global Warming legislation forum (note the change of location)

Our Governor plans to veto the global warming legislation, H.520, crafted by our legislature. So, we decided to hold a forum on this issue - after a bit of brief committee business.

We will hear from Senate Natural Resources Chairwoman Ginny Lyons of Williston, House Natural Resources Chairman Robert Dostis of Waterbury and other local legislative leaders are invited join the discussion - including those members of the Chittenden County delegation who opposed the legislation. Come with your questions (and of course keep it civil).

Join us to share your thoughts. Listen to the conclusions reached by our legislative representatives. Judge the facts against the Governor's spin.

Last month's meeting with T.J. Donovan was very interesting and had a great discussion of the issues he deals with. We hope to keep that momentum going.

Where: IBEW Union Hall, 3 Gregory Drive, South Burlington
When: 7pm, Monday, June 11th
Why: because it matters

What do you think of this bill? Is global warming a problem for today or something we can put off another year? Should Vermont Yankee pay the same tax rate as our other power companies (wind) or not? Submit a comment below...

Monday, May 21, 2007

O'Reilly's Vermont Vendetta

If you haven't been paying attention to the Bill O'Reilly's attack on a respected committee chairman, you probably should be. It's been a very interesting back and forth. Of course, O'Reilly didn't ask informed questions. He didn't do any research. He didn't ask for an interview. Instead, he sent a "producer" to the statehouse cafeteria to interrupt Rep. Lippert's breakfast. Good journalism.

Anyway, Bill Lofy wrote an interesting op-ed in the Rutland Herald this week. If you haven't read it, check it out here. Let's show our support and respect for the great job Rep. Lippert does for us every year in Montpelier. Thank you Bill!


Sunday, May 13, 2007

May Meeting with T.J. Donovan

Join us Monday night at the IBEW Union hall at 3 Gregory Drive in South Burlington. The meeting will begin at 7pm. This month's guest speaker is Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan. We hope to see you there.

T.J. was recently elected to this very important position in the county. He has a great deal of experience and energy. His deep roots in our community and his wealth of talents and experience should serve him well in this roll.


Thursday, May 3, 2007


Welcome to the new blog and web site for the Chittenden County Democratic Party. Our aim is to support strong Democratic candidates in Chittenden County Vermont. This is the home county of the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, former Vermont Governor, Howard Dean, M.D. Following the Governor's example, we know we must continue to fight for what we believe in and field strong candidates up and down the ballot every year, because, who knows, some day they might run for President of the United States.

-Will Wiquist, Chittenden County Democratic Committee Vice-Chair