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Statewide/Broadcast

August 9th, 2018

Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Democratic Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives [Host: Bob Kinzel] Dan Freilich, Ben Mitchell and Rep. Peter Welch.

Learn more at VPR.net

August 8th, 2018

12:00 pm. (7:00 pm rebroadcast) Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates [Host: Peter Hirschfeld] James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn.

Learn more at VPR.net

August 8th, 2018

Campaign 2018: A Debate With The Democratic Candidates For Governor. Listen Here.

August 7th, 2018

Democratic Primary – Representative to Congress: DAN FREILICH, BENJAMIN MITCHELL, PETER WELCH

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

August 3rd, 2018

Campaign 2018: A Debate With The Democratic Candidates For U.S. House. Listen Here.

August 3rd, 2018

Campaign 2018: Rocky De La Fuente Running In Multiple US Senate Primaries, Including Vt. Listen Here.

August 2nd, 2018

12:00 pm. (7:00 pm rebroadcast) Vermont’s 2018 primary election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Ahead of that date, Vermont Edition will host a series of three debates featuring gubernatorial and U.S. House candidates — and we’d like to know what you want to ask the candidates. Republican Gubernatorial Candidates [Host: Bob Kinzel] Gov. Phil Scott and Keith Stern.

August 2nd, 2018

Democratic Primary – Governor: JAMES EHLERS, CHRISTINE HALLQUIST, BRENDA SIEGEL, ETHAN SONNEBORN
Hosted & broadcast live by Channel 17, moderated by VT Digger. Studio audience welcome & calls/questions encouraged.

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 30th, 2018

WCAX gubernatorial candidates’ forum. View it at WCAX.

July 26th, 2018

AT 5:25 PM – Democratic US Senator Primary: FOLASADE ADELUOLA, BERNIE SANDERS
AT 6:00 PM – Republican US Senator Primary: ROQUE “ROCKY” DE LA FUENTE, H. BROOKE PAIGE, JASDEEP PANNU, LAWRENCE ZUPAN

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 25th, 2018

Republican Primary – Governor: PHIL SCOTT, KEITH STERN
Hosted & broadcast live by Channel 17, moderated by VT Digger. Studio audience welcome & calls/questions encouraged.
Channel 17 Studios, 294 North Winooski Ave, 2nd Floor, Burlington
5:25 PM, Doors open at 5 PM

July 23rd, 2018

Republican Primary – Representative to Congress: H. BROOKE PAIGE, ANYA TYNIO

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 20th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: STEVE MAY, CHRISTOPHER A. PEARSON, MICHAEL SIROTKIN

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 19th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: PHIL BARUTH, VAL CARZELLO, VIRGINIA “GINNY” LYONS

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 18th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Senator: FINNIAN BOARDMAN ABBEY, TIM ASHE, DEBBIE INGRAM

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 13th, 2018

Republican Primary – Lieutenant Governor: H. BROOKE PAIGE, DON TURNER JR

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

July 11th, 2018

Democratic Primary – State Rep Chit 2: ANTHONY JORDICK, TERRY MACAIG, JIM MCCULLOUGH

Visit www.ch17.tv for a full schedule of election-related events, including Channel 17’s Primary Election Results show on August 14th. Live broadcasts and recorded meetings and programs can also be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel17townmeetingtv.

Addison County

October 17th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol. Addison 4 and 5 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates.

October 10th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Middlebury Union High School. Addison 1, 2, and Addison-Rutland House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates.

October 10th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Burnham Hall, 52 E River Rd, Lincoln. Addison-4 Candidates Forum. The candidates for the Addison-4 Vermont State House district (Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, and Starksboro) will be appearing at a public forum. Each candidate will have time to make brief opening and closing statements, but the majority of the time will be devoted to all four candidates answering questions from the audience. This free event is sponsored by BRIDGES of Lincoln. It will be in the main hall, with refreshments served for a more informal mixer downstairs afterward.

October 3rd, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Vergennes Union High School. Addison 3 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation are cohosting three candidate forums in October so our voters can get to know the candidates.

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

August 8th, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Starksboro Library. VT Democratic House Candidate Forum. Meet the 4 Democratic candidates for VT House from Addison 4; Mari Cordes, Paul Forlenza, Caleb Elder and Rob Demic.

Bennington County

October 10th, 2018

11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Vermont Department of Health Conference Room, 324 Main Street, Bennington. Bennington County Candidates Forum, Bennington Building Bright Futures Regional Council. Contact: Robin Stromgren, rstromgren@buildingbrightfutures.org.

September 11th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at East Arlington Federated Church. Voter Forum for BEN-4. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

June 29th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at St Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington. Gubernatorial forum hosted by Rights and Democracy. More information here.

Read an article about this event at VTDigger: Four against (one): Democrats take on absent Scott in candidates’ forum

Caledonia County

October 17th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at United Community Church, St. Johnsbury. Voter Forum for CAL-3. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

Chittenden County

September 18th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at First Congregational, Essex Junction. Voter Forum for CHI 8-1. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

August 2nd, 2018

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at 294 North Winooski Avenue, Second Floor, Burlington VT.

October 11th, 2018

5:30 pm, Double Tree at Hilton, Burlington. Conversation with the Candidates at the VtAEYC/VHSA Conference – meet the major party candidates for Vermont Governor, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children and Let’s Grow Kids. Contact: Sonja Raymond, sonja@vaeyc.org.

August 2nd, 2018

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PBS is inviting you and all Democratic candidates on the ballot for the office of Governor of Vermont to participate in a statewide broadcast debate on Thursday August 2nd, 2018. The forum begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be held in our studios at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.

August 1st, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408.

July 6th, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Damon Hall. Gubernatorial forum on “Candidates for Governor: Equity in Vermont,” hosted by young activists and facilitated by Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman. The event is co-sponsored by UVM College Democrats and Young Progressives of Vermont. The event will be lived streamed by Bob Farnham. Childcare in the basement possible.

June 14th, 2018

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sponsor Reception – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm General Reception at Switchback Brewing Company Tap Room, 160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT. More info here.

Essex/Orleans County

September 20th, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at United Church of Newport, 63 3rd St, Newport, Vermont 05855. Third Street Hood Chat Vol II. Hosted by Colleen Moore de Ortiz. Last month we all expressed a desire to meet monthly. Well here is the date time and location!. Same time, same place. Dinner and childcare will be provided. so save the date!!.

Franklin County

August 5th, 2018

3:00 – 5:00 in St. Albans, Rights & Democracy (RAD) and 350VT are coordinating a Vermont Gubernatorial Forum. More details here.

Lamoille County

October 10th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St, Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464. Candidates Forum. Hosted by Varnum Memorial Library.The Crescendo Club Library Association is hosting an opportunity for our community to learn more about and meet our two candidates for the Vermont House seat: Zac Mayo and Lucy Rogers. The moderated event will feature the candidates providing their position statements, responding to prepared questions as well as those posed by the audience.  Neither the CCLA nor the Varnum Memorial Library are endorsing either candidate.

Orange County

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

September 14th, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am at Tunbridge World’s Fair 1 Fairgrounds Ln, Tunbridge, Vermont 05077. Gov Phil Scott and his challenger, Christine Hallquist. Hosted by WDEV. Details here.

September 13th, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am at Tunbridge World’s Fair 1 Fairgrounds Ln, Tunbridge, Vermont 05077. This year, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and his challenger, Rep. Don Turner, will be facing off. Hosted by WDEV. Details here.

Video here.

July 29th, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (BYO Picnic) Picnicking on the Strafford Town Green. Vi and Ned Coffin Memorial
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Strafford Townhouse Strafford, VT. Candidate Forum. Moderated by Don Hooper.

Rutland County

September 22nd, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Rutland Free Library 10 Court St, Rutland , Vermont 05701.Join us to meet the candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Hosted by The Rutland Area NAACP.

Washington County

September 23rd, 2018

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at Bethany Church, Randolph. Voter Forum for ORA-WAS-ADD. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

September 12th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Barre. Voter Forum for WAS-3. You can sign-up for the forum and propose questions ahead of time using this link. Please contact Melissa Battah (melissa@viavt.org) with any questions.

August 7th, 2018

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre. Gubernatorial candidates’ forum hosted by the Vermont chapter of the Sierra Club. More information here.

August 4th, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Church of The Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St, Barre. Gubernatorial candidates’ forum coordinated by Rights & Democracy. Contact: emma@radvt.org, (802) 793-8851

Read an article about the forum from the Times Argus: Democratic candidates dig into a range of social issues Saturday

Read an article about the forum from VTDigger: Democratic candidates lambast Scott’s record on the environment

July 30th, 2018

6:30 pm at Lamoille Union High School (Auditorium) 736 Vt 15 W Door # 11, Hyde Park, VT 05655. The News and Citizen / The Stowe Reporter is hosting a debate between the three candidates for Lamoille County State’s Attorney. Incumbent Paul Finnerty (D) of Burlington faces challenger Todd Shove (D) of Elmore in the August 14 primary. The winner will face Betsy Anderson (R) of Stowe, who is running unopposed, in the November 6 general election. Please join your friends and neighbors tonight to learn more about the position, the candidates and their vision for justice in Lamoille County.

July 9th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT in the Milne Room at the Aldrich Public Library. The forum will be moderated by Barre City Democratic Committee Chair Brandon Batham, Washington County Democratic Committee Chair Maggie Lenz, and Seven Days columnist and reporter John Walters. More info here.

Windham County

September 22nd, 2018

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Brooks Memorial Library 224 Main St, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301. Windham County NAACP will be hosting a Governor and Lt. Governor candidate forum. We are pleased to announce 5 candidates will be in attendance, as well as a prepared remark from David Zuckerman, the current Lt. Governor.

Christine Hallquist, Democrat candidate for Governor
Emily Peyton, Liberty Union candidate for Governor
Stephen Marx, Earth Rights candidate for Governor
Trevor Barlow, Independent candidate for Governor
Murray Ngoima, Liberty Union candidate for Lt. Governor

July 6th, 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am at the Gibson-Aiken Center (Senior Meals) 207 Main St., Brattleboro. More info here.

June 27th, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT at the Putney Meadows Common Room, 17 Carol Brown Way, Putney. District 4 includes Dummerston, Putney, and Westminster. This is the first of three forums that are being planned in each town. We will share the other events when we have them. More info here.

Read an article about this event at VTDigger: Six Democrats seek hotly contested Washington County senate seats

Windsor County

October 25th, 2018

7:00 pm FOLA (Ludlow Auditorium) will sponsor a Windsor County Senate and RW2 Candidates Forum in Ludlow. For info: info@fola.us and (802) 228-7239.

September 19th, 2018

7:00 pm at the Bridgewater Grange, Route 100A. Meet and hear your candidates speak and answer your questions.

August 2nd, 2018

6:15 – 8:30 pm. Vermont State’s Attorney Candidate Forum. The Chase Center, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea St., South Royalton, VT 05068. For more information click here.

July 26th, 2018

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149.

July 6th, 2018

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT at 1 Quechee Rd, Hartland, VT 05048-9600. Meet the Democratic candidates for Governor: Equity in Vermont, hosted by young activists and facilitated by VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman. This event is co-sponsored by University of Vermont College Democrats and Young Progressives of Vermont. More info here.