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!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Re-Org Training Session

Making sure your town has an organized Democratic committee is the foundation of Democratic involvement in Vermont. The first step, and arguably the most important, is organizing your town. Vermont political parties "reorganize" themselves every other year. If you have any interest in being town chair, vice chair or even just understanding and participating in this process, please plan to attend the reorganization/caucusing training session

What: Chittenden County Democrats Reorganization/Causing Training
Who: anyone interested
When: Thursday, July 26th at 7pm
Where: Friends' Meeting House on 173 North Prospect Street in Burlington.

Vermont Democratic Party Organizing Director Linda Weiss will lead the training. Everyone is welcome to attend. Again, I strongly encourage anyone interested in participating in this process to attend this training. It is very important.

The reorganization/caucusing date is fast approaching. Town Democratic Committees will meet on or around September 18th. Get your neighbors and help your town.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Join your town Democratic committee

That's right, it's that time again. Vermont's political parties are required by law to "reorganize" once every two years. Basically, on or around Sept. 18th, each town will have a caucus to organize its town Democratic committee. This is the chance to get involved on the most fundamental level, run for an office on your town committee (if you're willing to put in the time!) or just sit in on the meeting. We will post more details later on this website. If you forget to check that out, you will also be able to find out the information in the obligatory posting in your town offices prior to the meeting.

We really hope to see you there. If you'd like more information about town offices, please contact the County Vice Chair Will Wiquist

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thank you Tom!

State Auditor Tom Salmon was nice enough to sit down with the Chittenden County Democrats yesterday evening. He answered a variety of questions and showed he's no slouch when it comes to the accounting profession. The weather was terrible, so we'll forgive those who didn't make it. But please join us on August 13th for our next get together.

Wait... we won? Go Vermont!

It was just announced: Vermont's very own little Springfield will play host to the national premier of the Simpson's Movie. Yes, our springfield will have the makers of the movie in-town, the yellow carpet (I stole that pun from the A.P.) and all the other trappings of fame. One step closer to being the east coast's Beverly Hills. Granted, that starts of the movie are cartoon characters so it's not quite Johnny Depp on the red carpet, but it should be a lot of fun. Congratulations Springfield VERMONT and thank you to all the people who put in so much time on putting together the great video that won it.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Meet Tom Salmon on Monday

Last election, Tom Salmon was the only candidate in Vermont to beat an incumbent for state-wide office. Tom won one of the closest races in Vermont's history, including the first statewide recount in many years.

Tom is now 6 months into his first term as State Auditor of Accounts and, by all accounts, he is doing a great job. Tom will visit with the Chittenden County Democrats this Monday, July 9th, at the IBEW meeting hall on 3 Gregory Drive in South Burlington. The meeting and discussion with begin at 7pm. Be sure to come around back to enter the building. Tom will discuss what he has been up to since being sworn in, issues that are on his plate, and what needs to be done to be sure he wins more easily next time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Vote for OUR Springfield

Come on Vermont: let's bring the Simpsons Movie to Springfield, VERMONT. Go to the web site, watch the great video and vote for our very own Springfield. Note: I had to use Internet Explorer rather than Mozilla.

Ok, I admit this is not politics and has nothing to do with either party. I just thought this was a lot of fun and it would be great to get some attention nationally for Springfield. No doubt it's the underdog in the race, and who doesn't love an underdog!