Legislative Committee

Committee Chair: Vacant

VSEA Staff Liaisons:

Members Serving On Committee:

  • Elizabeth Adams
  • Michael Arace
  • Dave Bellini
  • Laurie Bland
  • Marie Blodgett
  • Glenn Boyde
  • Josh Cohen
  • Jenny Beth Cook
  • Sarah Copen
  • Josh Cox
  • Jake Feldman
  • Dylan Frazer
  • Michael Groner
  • Marcie Hawkins
  • Jacklyn Hickerson
  • Bob Hooper
  • John Howe
  • Marlena Hughes
  • Dana LaPlante
  • Michael Madill
  • Marcus Marena
  • Dr. Leslie Matthews
  • Erin McKenney
  • Kristy McLaughlin
  • Brian McNally
  • Tamera Pariseau
  • Brett Pierce
  • Kelly Price
  • Anne Rich
  • Jason Rushlow
  • Brian Smith
  • Constantinos Stivaros
  • Bill Storz
  • Karen Tendrup
  • Aimee Towne
  • Ray Werner
  • Greg Young

The committee will meet in accordance with the schedule established by the President.

Requests for changes to the schedule, or additional meetings, must be approved by the President.

Committee Goals: 

The committee shall meet not more than 6 times each year, of which 4 of the meetings shall be between the months of September through May.  Members must have an interest in legislation and politics, and be willing to assist with the following tasks:

  1. Assist with soliciting membership input into the legislative agenda.
  2. Contact members and retirees to solicit their assistance in promoting VSEA’s legislative agenda.
  3. Contact legislators to promote VSEA’s agenda through methods such as: phone calls and phone banking, letter writing, letters to the editor, attending public hearings, attending committee hearings, testifying, organizing rallies, sponsoring and organizing membership meetings with legislators at chapters and legislative breakfast meetings, etc.
  4. Assist in identifying articulate member witnesses and compilation of relevant materials, for presentation to legislative committees, as requested by VSEA lobbying staff.  Assist with research on legislative issues, as assigned by VSEA lobbying staff.
  5. Work with VSEA Organizer/Trainer to identify member-training needs relating to understanding the legislative process and lobbying. 
  6. Work with VT-PAC, Board and staff on preparing recommended endorsements for legislative and statewide offices. 
  7. Committee members should coordinate with chapter presidents and field staff to attend one chapter meeting during the legislative session to promote membership participation in legislative issues and agenda.

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