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Campaign for Vermont forum
June 25, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Campaign for Vermont (CFV) founder Bruce Lisman will be hosting three, 90-minute, public forums next week focused on generating discussion and ideas around building a stronger economy in Vermont where everyone is secure and can prosper.
“We’re hosting these forums primarily to listen to Vermonters who want to share their point of view, the challenges they face and their aspirations for the future of our state,” Lisman said. “We also want to learn from the panel of local social service providers, employers and other experts.”
The first forum will be held from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, June 25, at the Vermont State Police barracks on Fisher Pond Road in St. Albans. The forum will feature a panel of Franklin County professionals including Jill Berry Bowen, CEO of Northwestern Medical Center, Bill Rowell, Co-owner of Green Mountain Dairy, and Annette Hannah, Principal of Champlain Insuring of Vermont. Other expert panelists may also be joining the discussion.
The forums will highlight the effectiveness of current policy, as well as the need to support local organizations working to meet the increasing needs of the most vulnerable, Lisman said.
“My ultimate goal for these forums is to lead a discussion about advancing non-partisan policies that will help us fight poverty and build an economy where no one is left behind and everyone can prosper,” Lisman added. “We think it’s important to engage as many Vermonters as possible in this discussion because achieving real results will require real reform.”
The free 90-minute forums will include short presentations by panelists describing their work, the challenges they face and suggestions for moving forward, followed by open public discussion. Refreshments will be provided.
“This inclusive statewide dialogue is another step toward building a larger, more diverse and independent grassroots coalition to advance much-needed, non-partisan reforms to build an economy where poverty steadily declines, wages steadily rise, and everyone has the opportunity to prosper,” Lisman said.