Tag Archives: democracy

Mountain Meditation
November 1, 2018

Our democracy needs CPR: Vote!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Steve Finer began mountain rescue decades ago in Wyoming and has served as a longtime leader of Killington Fire and Rescue. He also works in Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency center, so his three-hour CPR class in the Sherburne…

Op - Ed
August 1, 2018

Remember to vote

By Secretary of State Jim Condos

The Aug. 14 Vermont Primary Election is just two weeks away. While there has been some indication of lower voter turnout, I hope that as Vermonters, we can make sure that’s not the case in our state.

Voting is…

Op - Ed
January 25, 2017

A sea of pink

By Polly Mikula

“Tell me what democracy looks like?” chanted protesters at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. “This is what democracy looks like!” the crowd yelled back.

It was one of many chants repeated Saturday, Jan. 21, as over 500,000 people descended on the…

Op - Ed
September 7, 2016

Social media’s challenge to democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve been involved in politics for the better part of a lifetime and have spoken at a lot of public meetings over the years. There’s one question, I think, that I’ve heard more than any other: “If I want to be…

Op - Ed
August 31, 2016

The media’s responsibility to our democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun? I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see,…

81st annual East Poultney Day celebrates democracy

Saturday, Aug. 13—POULTNEY—Susan Clark, author of “Slow Democracy,” is the featured speaker at East Poultney Day held Saturday, Aug. 13. She encourages citizens to govern themselves locally using inclusive, citizen-powered processes. Among her numerous honors is that of receiving the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s…