Senator Sanders and his staff met with Dr. Chris Francklyn, Professor of Biochemistry at UVM, and Jeff Allen of the Friends of Cancer Research, to discuss medical and scientific developments in cancer research.
Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of some 350 people at Burlington City Hall last night, Senator Bernie Sanders thanked Ambassador Pekka Lintu of Finland for visiting Vermont to discuss what Sanders called "one of the best economic and social models in the world." The ambassador met with students and faculty at the University of Vermont, where he focused on education. He lunched with business leaders, and in the evening the senator and ambassador appeared at the packed town hall meeting.
"We should do our very best to learn as much as possible about the best kind of economic and social models that exist throughout the world and, where these models make sense, we should see how we can adopt them to this state and this country. This is especially true today when the United States faces so many difficult problems," Sanders said.
On Saturday, March 29th, Senator Sanders spoke to nearly 600 EMS personnel at the 20th Annual EMS Conference in South Burlington. Below the Senator is seen with Dan Manz, EMS Director for the Vermont Department of Health, Jim Finger, Chief Executive Administrator, Rutland Regional Ambulance Service and R.J. Elrick, Director of the Vermont Police Academy.
Senator Sanders announces $196,000 for Senior Centers in Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden, and Addison counties. Appearing with him are Champlain Senior Center Board President Sandy Lewis, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging Executive Director John Barbour, Heineberg Senior Center Director Gail Moreau, and Franklin County Senior Center Director Jim Coutts.