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VCIL Position Papers & Legislative Advocacy

Position Papers:

Legislative Advocacy:


Thursday, February 11, 2016 ~ “Advocates Testimony”
Vermont Statehouse
Room 11
1 p.m. start time

Since the governor proposed the involuntary medication changes through the state budget, this is an opportunity to share concerns with lawmakers. This is a time for people who work for advocacy organizations to testify.

To sign up you must contact:

** It is essential for committee members of Appropriations to understand the position on this as they are not generally the legislators who hear this type of testimony. **

Thursday, February 11, 2016 ~ “Public Testimony”
Vermont Statehouse
6-7 p.m.

This is a public hearing in which anyone can weigh in on the budget. People need to arrive early and sign up to testify. Generally no more than two minutes worth of testimony per person (depending on how many people attend the public hearing). This is a great opportunity for anyone to testify.

Monday, February 15, 2016
6-7 p.m. (all locations are the same time)

Regional Public Hearings

Advocates can come to a public meeting and testify to members of Appropriations:

House and Senate Appropriations Committees Community-Based Public Hearing Sites On the Governor’s Proposed FY2017 State Budget

Bellows Falls: Windham Antique Center 5, The Square, Bellows Falls

Rutland: Rutland Public Schools Longfellow Administration Building, 6 Church Street, Rutland Board Room

St. Albans: St. Albans Town Educational Center, 169 South Main Street, St. Albans Library

St. Johnsbury: St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury Auditorium

Williston: Vermont Technical College, 201 Lawrence Place, Williston #4, Building 400 Campus Map:

*All sites are wheelchair accessible. If you have questions about the sites or the hearing details, please do NOT call the sites.

Call Theresa Utton-Jerman at 802-828-5767 or toll-free: 1-800-322-5616 or email: