Please join the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster on Monday, March 18th at noon, here at the CCE, for lunch with your state legislators! We will be getting updates and having discussion around some of the current legislation working its way through the Vermont State House, and talking about the legislative process with Addison County Senators Ruth Hardy and Chris Bray, and Middlebury Representative Amy Sheldon (a Midd alum). Though not all of the work before their committees may be directly related to poverty, they will talk about legislation their committees have been working on, and how they work to consider the impacts of legislative proposals across the spectrum of economic advantage.
A few question prompts that they will be responding to include:
-What legislation are you most excited about working on to pass this session?
-What legislation has been the most/least controversial before your committee?
-How do you see the interests of Vermonters across the spectrum of economic advantage being represented in the policy process? Who is “at the table” in the process, from what you see in your committees?
Food will be available, or bring your own. We look forward to seeing you there!