Canvass Success in Windham County!

Last week the entire canvass traveled to Windham county to engage with Vermonters in the South-East corner of Vermont. A staff of nearly 100 canvassers, field managers, directors, and administrative staff spent the week working out of Fort Dummer State Park and expanding VPIRG’s reach to 38 towns in the…

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#WalkTheWalk On Climate Action

Last week, as elected leaders, organizations and businesses gathered at ECHO to announce the formation of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition – we were there to greet those leaders and urge them to #WalkTheWalk when it comes to climate action. “Right next to the news conference announcing the climate coalition…

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Rain or Shine

A rainy day in Vermont means we got to try out our VPIRG ponchos! Even with dark clouds coming in off Lake Champlain, canvassers loaded their bikes into pick up trucks ready to engage Vermonters in fifteen different towns including Brandon, Franklin, Northfield, Morristown, and Saint Albans. “Canvassing in the…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Applauds VPIRG Canvassers

If you tuned into Vermont Edition last Friday, you would have heard Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders name-drop the VPIRG Canvass! In an interview with Bob Kinzel, Sanders reacted to the current state of politics in Washington D.C., and lamented the corrupt nature of big money in politics and in our political…

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Canvass Hits Stride In Fourth Week

Kicking off its 16th day, the 2017 Summer Canvass is in full swing! We have knocked on 8,322 doors in 12 towns across the state. We’ve collected 1,564 petition signatures and added 283 new VPIRG members to our grassroots movement. We’ve engaged with 3,288 Vermonters, 140 of which have expressed interest in…

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