Events

What Comes Next

12/16/2018 6:00pm
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The Traveled Cup, 94 N Main St, St Albans City, VT 05478
Free

The election is over.

But the social movement that inspired me to run, and inspired so many to vote—many for the first time—continues on, stronger than ever.

My campaign was about learning what our community cares about.

In exchange for having the privilege of hearing your hopes, concerns, and stories, I made the commitment to you that your voices would not be forgotten.

While I will not be serving in the year ahead as your state representative, I intend to honor this commitment.

It is more important than ever that our elected officials hear from us often so that we can support them in their mission: creating policies that will serve our community well.  Policies like $15 minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and clean water!

Join me and Rights and Democracy Vermont for an evening of dialogue to determine our collective next steps in the year ahead to bring about positive change!


Almond Blossoms Child Care Center Tour

10/29/18 8:00am
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235 Lake St Saint Albans, VT 05478
Free

Everyone agrees that our community is in desperate need of more child care slots to benefit our children, working parents, and our economy. But opening and operating a child care facility isn't easy.

Join us for a tour of Almond Blossoms, St. Albans' newest facility, to learn more about what the path to creating and maintaining affordable, high quality child care looks like.


Ask The Auditor!

10/15/18 4:00pm
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Grind Cafe, 34 S Main St Saint Albans, VT 05478
Free

The mission of the Vermont Auditor's Office is to hold state government accountable. This means ensuring that taxpayer funds are used effectively, and preventing waste and abuse.

Join us for this informal conversation over drinks with Vermont state auditor Doug Hoffer to ask your questions about the need for more transparency about the cost of health care services, the State's use of sole source contracts, the cost of public safety, the State's capital spending, and more.

This is your chance to Ask the Auditor!


Farm Tour: Holyoke Organic Dairy

10/10/18 3:00pm
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85 Holyoke Farm Dr, St Albans City, VT 05478
Free (Wear sturdy shoes)

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2CDZ6VF)

Concerned about the health of our lake and the livelihoods of our local farmers?

Come learn what one local farm has done to protect our environment and waterways, and hear ideas about how we can better support farms moving forward.


St. Albans Dinner & Rally with Bernie Sanders

10/5/18 6:00pm
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St. Albans City Hall, 100 N. Main St., Saint Albans, VT 05478
Free

(See Kate's speech at a little after the 4 minute mark here: https://bit.ly/2OXkona)


Northwest Technical Center Tour

10/5/2018 4pm
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71 S Main St, St Albans, VT 05478
Free

Workforce development, good paying jobs, and helping local industry grow and stay in Vermont are topics on everyone's minds.

Come take a tour of our local tech center and learn more about how they support this through their programs for high school and adult students.


Franklin County Home Health Agency Tour

9/24/2018 8:30am
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3 Home Health Cir, St Albans, VT 05478
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2ORaEaC)

We all agree that supporting families and seniors is important.

But what resources exist here?

How do we help aging Vermonters feel connected to the community, and what services are available so our neighbors can live their lives to the fullest?

Join us for an informational tour to learn more about Franklin County Home Health Agency!


Budgets & Brews: A Conversation w/Treasurer Pearce

9/21/18 4pm
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Catalyst Coffee Bar, 22 N Main St, St Albans, VT 05478
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2DnoYGA)

-How much will it cost to clean up the lake, and how might we pay for it?

-What do we need to know about teachers' pensions?

-What are the economic impacts of benefit cliffs to Vermont's budget?

Join us for a conversation with Beth Pearce, Vermont's State Treasurer!


Marijuana Tax and Regulation Conversation

9/14/2018 10:00 am
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St. Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, St Albans, VT 05478
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2MGDFDY)

-What could a system of taxation and regulation look like?

-What might be some of the benefits?

-What things need to be addressed before moving forward?

Join Laura Subin for this conversation with community members, and be sure to bring your questions!

(Laura is a member of the State of Vermont's Marijuana Commission's Taxation and Regulation sub-committee, and director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana.)


St. Albans Cooperative Creamery Tour

8/30/18 8:00 am
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138 Federal Street, St. Albans, VT 05478
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2MljZpf)

Concerned about the issues facing dairy farmers in our region? Want to learn more about the supports that exist?

Join us for a tour of the co-op to ask questions, learn more, and see what solutions are possible.


Northwest State Correctional Facility Tour

8/15/2018 3:30 pm
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3649 Lower Newton Road Swanton, VT 05488
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2PqC1ZL)

Are you curious and want to learn more about our local correctional facility? Join us for a tour! Spaces are limited so be sure to RSVP.

(NOTE: be sure to include your email address so we can confirm with additional details.)


Northwest VT Solid Waste Management District

8/8/2018 2:30 pm
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158 Morse Dr. Fairfax, VT 05454
Free

(See the video recap here: https://bit.ly/2xE98C9)

Trash. Recycling. Hazardous waste. Compost. Where does it all go, and what do we do with it?

Join in on this tour to learn more (including what the new universal recycling and composting law will mean for you).


Wastewater Treatment Tour

7/27/18 1:00 pm
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83 Rewes Drive, Saint Albans
Free

A clean lake is key to a strong economy, tourism, and recreation. Clean drinking water is key to life.

Join me in a tour to learn more about our local clean water infrastructure.


BAART Tour

7/20/2018 12:00 pm
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242 S. Main Street, Saint Albans
Free

As I go door-to-door meeting neighbors almost everyone has a story to share or concerns about how opiate use has impacted their lives.

That's why I will be touring the BAART facility in St. Albans this Friday to learn more about treatment and recovery options in our community. (https://baartprograms.com/baart-st-albans/) I invite you to join me!

We will meet at 12pm and spaces are limited so be sure to RSVP.


Community Dinner

6/19/2018 6:00 pm
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St. Albans Museum, Bliss Room, 9 Church St, St Albans City, VT 05478
Free

Join us for a free community dinner to share what's working well in our community, and what you want to see more of in the year ahead!

This event will also serve as an introduction to Kate Larose, candidate for Franklin 3-1 State Representative.

Pizza, ice cream sundae bar, and fun activities for kids!