Winooski, VT — James Ehlers released a bold plan today to dramatically increase state child care financial assistance for families. His plan would raise taxes on the most affluent to improve Vermonters’ access to the high-quality childcare they need while relieving taxes on low- and middle-income earning families. The proposal, developed with the assistance of […]
Winooski, VT — Democratic Candidate for Governor James Ehlers announced his “Meet me on Main Street” state tour to discuss campaign themes of equality and dignity in every corner of the state. He plans to meet Vermonters where they are, in every county, to hear about the issues that concern them and their families. In each […]
Winooski, VT — The Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO proudly endorsed James Ehlers for Vermont governor today, citing his powerful commitment to fairness and justice for all Vermonters. The Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO sought to get involved early in the gubernatorial primary process because of the strength of support for James Ehlers and his […]
Winooski, VT — Today, the Vermont Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed James Ehlers for Vermont Governor on the strength of his advocacy for working people. The endorsement comes at an early point in the campaign due to their confidence in the strength of the candidate and his deep progressive values. James Ehlers said, “In […]
Montpelier, Vermont — In the wake of Governor Scott’s veto of key pieces of legislation, Democratic Candidate for Governor James Ehlers outlined an a “Fair and Just Alternative Session” to demonstrate the progress that would have been made if he were Governor. At a press conference with supporters including Representative Mike Yantachka (D-Charlotte), President of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 MOTEL BROWN ROCKS THE HOUSE FOR JAMES EHLERS FOR VERMONT GOVERNOR Burlington, VT – In a raucous reunion concert, popular Burlington band from the 1990s Motel Brown raised money and spirits in support of James Ehlers for Vermont Governor. The band performed on Thursday evening, May 10, at Nectar’s […]
Standing before a crowd of about 50 supporters in Barre Tuesday evening, Democrat James Ehlers formally launched his bid for governor. The longtime environmental advocate said his blue-collar upbringing attuned him to the struggles of the working class, and that as the first person in his family to graduate college, he understands the hurdles facing […]
An image of sparkling blue lakes has been replaced by poisonous blue-green algae. The idea most Vermonters have of a clean environment and safe water has been jolted by chemical contamination in the water sources of Bennington and Rutland. Popular beaches are closed due to e.coli contamination. Devastating, fatal illnesses have been linked to these […]
“Water is the basis for life, and a foundation for our economy,” Ehlers said. “We depend on clean water for everything we do. Vermonters rightly expect their water to be drinkable, swimmable, and fishable. To neglect that, to allow the lakes to be poisoned, is to destroy the very essence of Vermont’s land, culture and health.
The low wage increase coupled with the dramatic rise in health care costs – with some co-pays increasing by 100% – will make it harder for some VSEA members to make ends meet. This is not what we want for our co-workers, our neighbors or ourselves — and it is not what you deserve.