Vermont Democratic Party Holds Unity Rally | Vermont Business Magazine

Vermont Business Magazine Launch of the Vermont Democratic Party (VDP) Together for Vermont — in what he said was the largest and most ambitious coordinated campaign in Vermont history — at a unity rally last Tuesday highlighting statewide candidates and federal. The candidates attended the rally at the VDP’s field office in Montpellier and united in the common goal of electing the Democrats up and down the ticket.

The party said in a statement that Vermonters have the opportunity to elect the most women and LGBTQ+ candidates in Vermont history this November. The stakes in this election are too high to do nothing. Reproductive freedom, climate change, affordability issues and democracy itself are at stake. Together for Vermont unites our Democratic candidates in a coalition to ensure these issues are addressed head-on, from Congress to local offices.

US Senate candidate Representative Peter Welch said, “Right now All hands on deck, the Vermont Democratic Party is uniting to win the November election. Democrats delivered for the American people, and with your votes, we can continue to protect reproductive freedom, cut costs, fight the climate crisis, and save our democracy. We can only do this together, and I can’t wait to get out there and win your votes alongside historic Democratic candidates.

Senate Speaker Pro Tem Becca Ballint with Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray address the gathering.

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Becca Ballint, US House candidate, said, “Today, all of us here know that the stakes in this election are incredibly high. I am thinking today of the threat hanging over our democracy. In every city I visited during this campaign, I heard from Vermonters a deep sense of anxiety and disconnection toward one another. All of these people here today, who were brave and ran for office, or are still running, we have the opportunity to reach out and bridge these divides, one conversation at a time, at the grocery store, at the board meeting, at the post office. We can do it, person by person in moments of courage. And we must.

Gubernatorial candidate Brenda Siegel said, “We are not in a waiting moment, and we have a waiting governor. We need a proactive governor and proactive leadership in all of our elected leaders. We cannot afford to stand still on any of these issues.

David Zuckerman, candidate for lieutenant governor, said: “We are showing that together, with unity, with minor differences but so much more in common, that we will stand together, up and down the ticket and across the ticket with all our candidate colleagues. ”

Treasurer candidate Mike Pieciak said, “I’m really proud that this moment is here today because I’ve been looking forward to us all being on the same team for some time. And now we will be and we will be here to serve Vermonters, to solve the toughest problems we face as a state.

Charity Clark, candidate for Attorney General, said: “Win ​​or lose, all the candidates are all working to make this state we love even better. I am inspired by those dedicated to serving Vermont and Vermonters.

State Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas, candidate for Secretary of State, said, “I want to say a big thank you to John and Chris; it has been an inspiring process of collaboration, communication, competition, the everything in the most direct and honest way possible. I want to thank you both, not only for a well organized race, but also for your offer of continued communication, help and support as I do the transition, I hope, to become our next Secretary of State.

Ahead of the primary, the Vermont Democratic Party said it had worked diligently to ensure that Together for Vermont will serve as a solid basis for the general election. The party has hired field organizers and established field offices across the state, brought in talented and qualified staff, and created an organization that will benefit the party for years to come.

Anne Lezak, President of the Vermont Democratic Party, said, “I couldn’t be more excited about our outstanding slate of candidates, as well as the unprecedented support we will be giving them. Together for Vermont to ensure the Democrats win big in November. We will widely share the message that Democrats will protect the rights of all Vermonters and tackle the issues that affect us all.

The statement concluded, “With this unity rally, the Vermont Democratic Party has shown that, despite a hard-fought primary election, we are a united front and committed to establishing lasting and meaningful change in the state.”

31.08.2022. Montpelier. Vermont Democratic Party

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