VTPAC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Vermont Political Awareness Committee

Just Announced!

VTPAC will be hosting a special happy hour for VSEA members prior to VTPAC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Happy hour starts at 4:30 p.m. and VSEA members will receive one free drink ticket!


You are cordially invited to the
Vermont Political Awareness Committee’s

20th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring Special Guest & Award Recipient

Senator Anthony Pollina

Featuring Food, Drinks, Music and a Live Sculpting Demo by Local Vermont Artist Heather Milne Ritchie!

Friday, October 21

Happy Hour Starts At 4:30 p.m.
Main Event From 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Vermont Granite Museum
7 Jones Brothers Way
Barre, VT

View Map Here!

Join the Facebook event page here!


Suggested Contribution:
$20 For VSEA Member

Kindly RSVP Here!

What Is VTPAC?

The Vermont Political Awareness Committee (VTPAC) was created in 1996 at the request of the VSEA membership who recognized the importance of making our collective power known to politicians.

Throughout our history, union members have fought hard to have the right to participate in the political process to improve our working lives and protect critical benefits such as pension plans, health care benefits, workers’ compensation from being dismantled by anti-union politicians and their corporate allies. As working men and women, we have the right to have our concerns and issues addressed in the halls of the Vermont State House and our United States Congress.

VTPAC, is the political entity of the VSEA; yet it is structured separately from VSEA to ensure that members’ dues monies are not utilized for political action. Joining VTPAC is an option for VSEA members, as is making ongoing contributions to VTPAC or participating in VTPAC activities. VTPAC funds support union-endorsed candidates and other political activities and contributions are voluntarily submitted by members. An optional, separate payroll deduction and account exist specifically for this purpose. Union members’ dues are not used in financial support of candidates endorsed by VTPAC.

Make a donation online today!


About The Artist

Heather Milne Ritchie is a professional granite memorial carver, artist in many mediums and mother of two. She is a graduate of Bennington College, a twice resident of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and regular contributor to the Central Vermont stone arts community. A member of Studio Place Arts and The Surface Design Association, her sculptures are shown in New England galleries and across the country in cemeteries nationwide. Funded by a 1999 grant from the VT Folklife Center she apprenticed with stone carver George Kurjanowicz. A recipient of public and private art commissions, Heather is an active independent artist. An innovative sculptor, she brings a unique vision to the traditional stone art trade. She resides in her lifelong stomping ground of Central Vermont.

See Heather’s work on her website here!


For more information, please visit our VTPAC webpage here or contact VSEA’s Legislative Director Nancy Lynch by emailing nlynch@vsea.org or calling 802-223-5247.

Administrative Committee: 
Aimee Towne, Chair: 802-793-4754
Bob Stone, Vice Chair: 802-881-1906
Kara Haynes, Secretary: 802-557-1227
Sheila Coniff-Manchester, Treasurer: 802-223-7404