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January 30 is VHCC Legislative Day! Show your Support for Housing and Conservation!

 

We need you!

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC) Legislative Day is the day for housing and conservation supporters to champion the projects and values supported by Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) funding. Legislators need to hear from YOU—Vermonters doing the work on the ground—about how VHCB-funded projects are helping solve some of Vermont’s most pressing issues. Together, our partnership with VHCB helps fight homelessness, improves water quality, creates affordable housing, supports downtown development, protects Vermont’s priceless landscape, and promotes rural economic development—including working farms and the forest economy. This year we are pushing for $22.4 million in funding for VHCB—the fully statutory share—and we need YOUR HELP to make the case!

Please join us at the State House on Tuesday, January 30 to deliver the message that it is important to continue funding VHCB.

Please register by January 28, if you can. Walk-ins are welcome on the day! Come to the Cardroom (second floor, between the Cedar Creek Room and the Cafeteria) and meet us!

VHCC Co-Chairs—
Chris Donnelly, Champlain Housing Trust, (802) 310-0623, email
Molly Dugan, Cathedral Square, (802) 859-8803, email
Phil Huffman, The Nature Conservancy, (802) 229-4425 x109, email
Tracy Zschau, Vermont Land Trust, (802) 745-6301, email

VHCC Legislative Day Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Download the schedule here

7:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast – Good time to connect with legislators  Cafeteria
9:00 – 10:00 am VHCC Leg. day kick off meeting  Room 11 – first floor of State House near the Abraham Lincoln bust
9:00 – 9:30 am House Human Services Room 46
10:00 – 11:00 am House General, Housing & Military Affairs Room 44
10:00 – 11:00 am Joint meeting of Senate Natural Resources and Senate Economic Development and Housing and General Affairs Room 10
10:15 – 10:30 am House Health Care Room 45
11:00 – 11:30 am House Energy and Technology Room 41
11:15 am – 12:00 pm House Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife Ethan Allen Room 
11:30 am – 12:00 pm House Corrections and Institutions Room 33
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Senate Health and Welfare Room 17
12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch Cafeteria
1:00 pm  Paul Bruhn Dedication on the House and Senate (pending confirmationFloor House/Senate Chambers
15 minutes after Floor (Floor starts at 1 pm)  House Commerce and Economic Development Room 35
2:00 – 3:00 pm  VHCC Ice cream! Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30 pm  Senate Institutions Room 7

 

Visiting the State House

To help you find your way to the State House here is a link to a map with routes and parking information.

The Capital Shuttle is recommended when parking from distant parking lots. The Capital Shuttle travels via State Street, Memorial Drive/Dept. of Labor and National Life Drive providing connections to and from the State House during the Legislative Session. For a complete listing of service dates, please call (802) 223-7287.

Tips for being in the State House:

  • The building can be warm or cold – dress in layers for comfort.
  • Lunch can be purchased in the State House cafeteria.
  • Although we will notify your legislator that you will be in the building, we encourage you to set up an individual or small group meeting with your legislators in advance. Here is an easy-to-use guide to find your legislators.
  • Here is a map of the State House to locate rooms.

Help VHCC Spread the Word

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Please register by January 28, if you can. Walk-ins are welcome on the day! Come to the Cardroom (second floor, between the Cedar Creek Room and the Cafeteria) and meet us!

 

 

 

 

 

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