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A Conversation on the Federal Legislation

This morning after listening to the news, I asked David to help me understand more about the federal healthcare bill that was just passed last night. We wanted to share our conversation. It's just a start to analyzing what this bill will actually do, but may be helpful. One thing we know for sure is we still have a long way to go and VT needs to lead the way. Let's keep organizing!

Kate Elizabeth Kanelstein
David, what's your take on the federal legislation?

David Kreindler

Comments from the "People's Team"

Below are some direct comments from our People's Team members:

Peg Franzen:

"The meetings are dominated by Administration staff and paid lobbyists. There is little or no time reserved for real testimony from real people and people who can lead the way for systemic change.

That is why our campaign is so important. We must step up our efforts to connect with our legislators. The legislators will not get the political will or realize it is politically possible unless they hear from us!"

Cassandra Edson:

Report from Statehouse - Week 4 of Legislative Session: January 24-29

The People's Team continued to monitor the Health Committees. The meetings are dominated by Administration staff and paid lobbyists. There is little or no time reserved for real testimony from real people and people who can lead the way for systemic change.

That is why our campaign is so important. We must step up our efforts to connect with our legislators. The legislators will not get the political will or realize it is politically possible unless they hear from us.