Senator Bernie Sanders met with Vermonters from Care International, a leading humanitarian organization, to discuss global poverty. Pictured (from left to right) are Kathy Crombie (Waterbury), David Kauck (Richmond), Katie Elmore (Westford), Scott Simpson (Burlington), Suzanne Charity (Elmore), Jennifer Shewmake (Burlington) and Annemarie Linnehan (Thetford).
New technologies to help firefighters and other first responders were showcased on Capitol Hill at an event hosted by Senator Bernie Sanders. He was joined by Matt Vinci, president of the Professional Firefighters of Vermont, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Jay Cohen, and Rich Duffy of the International Association of Fire Fighters . The Department of Homeland Security had not specifically designated funding for new technology for firefighters until Sanders broached the issue. As a result, this year Homeland Security devoted $10 million for technology research and development.
Senator Sanders held a press conference on Monday to announce $137,950 in federal support that he secured for three delinquency prevention programs in the Rutland area. The funds include $40,050 for the Success Program at Rutland High School, $26,700 for the Howe Center Campus of Rutland High School to expand a school-to-work program for students, and another $71,200 for the Smokey House Center for a statewide learning program in agriculture and natural resources. Senator Sanders is pictured below with (from the left) Lynn Bondurant, Executive Director of Smokey House, Ellie McGarry, Director of Support Services at Rutland High School, Senator Sanders, and Rutland High School Howe Center Students Shaun Duarte and Kelsey Bauer.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with a group of Vermonters to discuss the US- Israel relationship. Attending the meeting were Mary Haas (Shelburne), Ronald Leavitt (Shelburne), Linda and Yoram Samets (Burlington), Arielle Schwartz (Burlington), Sheila and Robert Vinikoor (Norwich) and Harvey Traison.