Senator Bernie Sanders met with representatives of the Vermont Disabled American Veterans organization to discuss their legislative priorities for veterans’ issues in this Congress. The group was in Washington, D.C. for their annual meeting and included Roger Bourgery, Maynard Greenwood, Aura-Lee Nicodemus, Robert Nicodemus and Harley Crandall. (photos by senate photographer)
Senator Bernie Sanders visited in his Washington office with John Churchill, Vermont Chapter Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. They discussed the need to provide advanced appropriation funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve mental health care for our veterans.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with members of various community substance abuse prevention groups from across Vermont to discuss the issues of alcohol, tobacco and drug use especially among youth. These leaders look at positive alternatives, so that alcohol and drugs are not the only source of recreation for youth in Vermont. Specifically the coalition is working at changing community norms, eliminating binge drinking among teens, and educating parents and teens about the marketing of alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers.
Some eight hundred people came out to participate in two town meetings that Senator Sanders hosted in Woodstock and Brattleboro this past Sunday, featuring special guest, the writer and environmentalist, Bill McKibben. The meetings focused on the need for developing new economic models as we take steps to lower carbon emissions.