On Saturday, June 16th Senator Sanders spent some time at the LCI Little Anglers Annual Fishing Derby in Milton. In the afternoon the Senator joined Rich Greenough of Sure Strike Charters on Lake Champlain to catch some Lake Trout. The Senator finished up the day in Shelburne where he joined members and supporters who were celebrating the 30th year anniversary of the Vermont Land Trust.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Vermont members of Touch Uganda and CARE, a non-profit organization dedicated to tackling the underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. CARE places special emphasis on working with women to create permanent social change.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Burton Wilcke, president of the Vermont Public Health Association to discuss the need for legislation that addresses the disparities in health status and healthcare access in America. The American Public Health Association works to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats by ensuring equal access to health care.
A group of 30 young historians from junior & senior high schools across Vermont (along with their family members and teachers) met with the two Vermont senators to discuss the key issues facing our country today and better understand the delegates' roles in Congress. As part of their membership in the Vermont Historical Society, the students were representing the State of Vermont in the National History Day Contest.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Sharon Baade and Barbara Sirvis of the Girl Scout Council of Vermont. Located in Essex, Vermont, the Girl Scout Council of Vermont is the largest organization for girls in the state with 8,000 current members. The council's purpose is to help Vermont girls become confident, self-reliant, courageous and committed young women.