Mulling the Lawn: A Grassroots Review
7 Days The Scoreboard: This Week’s Winners and Losers
Posted by Paul Heintz on May 11, 2013 From Seven Days The Scoreboard was scheduled to come out Friday afternoon, but after hours of deliberation, legislative leaders decided to push it off ’til Saturday. Here are this weeks winners and losers in Vermont news and politics: Winners: [...] Sen. Claire Ayer — The Addison County [...]
Caledonian Record: Newport CityCommunity Gathering Leaves Residents Wanting More
Moderator Amy Shollenberger of Action Circles in Montpelier kept the gathering light-hearted. By the time the two-hour gathering was over, even people who had argued over the future of the city at city council meetings were sharing some laughs and saying they would come again.
Legislative Forum Schedule
Action Circles is collecting information about Legislative Breakfasts/Forums and compiling a statewide schedule If you know about an event in your area, please let us know by filling out a form. Click here for the schedule.
An Update on Action Circles
Action Circles designed and facilitated a meeting for the Newport Community Justice Center and the Newport City Renaissance Corporation. Here is an article about the meeting from the Barton Chronicle: Click Here.
Finding your Candidates and Forums they will be attending
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Women of Change Discussion Panel Video
The Vermont Historical Society and Vermont Commission on Women hosted a panel discussion and luncheon in Montpelier on March 21. The discussion, Women of Change: Making Strides in Women’s Legal Rights in the 70s and 80s, was led by Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna. The expert panel includes Sandy Baird, Esquire; Senator Peg Flory; the Honorable Denise Johnson; and Mary Just Skinner, Esquire.
Legislative Breakfast Calendar
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Donor Centered Fundraising
I recently presented at a conference hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England and the Council on Fundraising on building strong leaders. I am glad I stayed after my presentation to hear the keynote speaker, Penelope Burk, President of Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. Penelope’s presentation was engaging, funny, and informative. She [...]
Thoughts from “Effective Citizen Lobbying, Inside & Outside the Statehouse” Panel
Last week, I participated in a panel at the Environmental Action Conference 2011. The session’s title was Effective Citizen Lobbying, Inside & Outside the Statehouse. My assignment was to talk about what tactics a group can use from outside the statehouse to support a lobbyist working inside the statehouse. Activists can help support the lobbyists [...]
Action Circles Organizing Workshop, Berlin, 10/21
I will be offering an all-day Action Circles Organizing Workshop on Friday, October 21, 2011, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm in Berlin, VT. Please print out and mail in the registration form to reserve your spot in this workshop. Registration is due by Monday, October 17th. Cost is $90 for the whole day and includes a full-color workbook. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee & Tea will be available.