MEDIA ADVISORY: Sanders to Hold Labor Day Weekend Town Meetings Across Vermont

BURLINGTON, August 31 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold five town meetings across Vermont over Labor Day weekend, September 4 to 6. The town meetings in Springfield, Newport, St. Johnsbury, Brattleboro, and Middlebury are an opportunity for communities to come together and hear about the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill and how it will make major investments in working families in Vermont and across the country. 

As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders introduced a historic budget resolution which passed the Senate on August 11, and included a blueprint for the crafting of sweeping legislation to invest in the long-neglected needs of the working class. 

“If passed, this bill will be the most consequential piece of legislation for working people, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor since FDR and the New Deal of the 1930s,” said Sen. Sanders. “Not only will this bill go a long way to improving life for working families, it will also in an unprecedented way address the threat of climate change and create millions of good paying jobs. Now is the time for bold action. Now is the time to restore faith in ordinary Americans that their government can work for them, and not just wealthy campaign contributors. I look forward to speaking directly with Vermonters about the details of this bill and hearing their thoughts.”

Note: Events are open to the media 

Vermonters wishing to attend an event are asked to RSVP on Senator Sanders’ website. Those who do not have access to the internet may call 802-598-0606 and leave the following information: first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and the event location they are attending.

All events will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Attendees must follow Vermont Department of Health guidance. Masks are encouraged, regardless of vaccination status. Additional speakers, food vendors, and local musical performers will be announced later in the week.

Saturday, September 4:

Springfield Town Meeting

What: Springfield Town Meeting with Sen. Sanders, featuring food and live music 
When: Saturday, September 4, 4:00 P.M.  
Where: Comtu Cascade Park, Main Street, Springfield

Sunday, September 5:

Newport Town Meeting

What: Newport Town Meeting with Sen. Sanders, featuring food and live music
When: Sunday, September 5, 12:00 P.M.
Where: Gardner Memorial Park, 155 Gardner Park Road, Newport

St. Johnsbury Town Meeting

What: St. Johnsbury Town Meeting with Sen. Sanders, featuring food and live music
When: Sunday, September 5, 5:00 P.M.
Where: St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, 51 Depot Square, St. Johnsbury

Monday, September 6:

Brattleboro Town Meeting

What: Brattleboro Town Meeting with Sen. Sanders, featuring food live and music
When: Monday, September 6, 12:00 P.M.
Where: Brattleboro Common, Park Place, Brattleboro

Middlebury Town Meeting

What: Middlebury Town Meeting with Sen. Sanders, featuring food and live music
When: Monday, September 6, 4:00 P.M.
Where: Middlebury Town Green