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Why you should vote — right now

Why you should vote — right now
October 22, 2020
Democracy is an amazing tool. But only if you use it.

Let’s not sit this one out

February 27, 2020
It is a widely-held belief that the measure of a democracy is its ability to ensure free and fair elections for its people.

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local
After Absentee Ballot Failures, Students Opted to Vote in Addison County
November 29, 2018
Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 

This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap

This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap
November 1, 2018
This is a chance for voters to translate critiques of the Trump administration into tangible change by voting for ballot measures and candidates they feel represent their values. 

Hallquist Presents Progressive Vision for State’s Future

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist sitting outside Mead Chapel at a picnic table on a brisk, fall day.
November 1, 2018
Christine Hallquist has managed balancing a progressive, local political agenda whilst balancing international media attention. We sat down with her to figure how how she does it.

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

Governor Phil Scott interviewed before a campaign event here in the town of Middlebury.
November 1, 2018
Gov. Scott, one of the most favored Republican governors in the nation, is finding himself confronted with Hallquist's progressive agenda. We met with him in Middlebury for an interview.

Notes from the Desk: Why an Election Issue?

Notes from the Desk:  Why an Election Issue?
November 1, 2018
This election is about much more — it is, as hyperbolic as it may sound, about the future of democracy.

Local Elections are in Your Hands

Local Elections are in Your Hands
November 1, 2018
If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in our state and local races, now’s the time. Because your vote may very well be the deciding factor in an election.

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough
November 1, 2018
We are members of those communities. We can vote here, we can volunteer here and we can make a difference here. 

Young People: You Should Care, Too

Young People: You Should Care, Too
November 1, 2018
It is clear that youth engagement in government and politics is more important than ever. 

The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh

The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh
November 1, 2018
Before considering how Democrats should deal with courts in the Trump era, it is worth asking: how did we get here?

Middlebury Students Can Vote in Vermont, Here’s How You Do It

Middlebury Students Can Vote in Vermont, Here's How You Do It
October 28, 2018
Too late getting in your absentee ballot? You can register to vote on election day in Vermont. So no need to panic.
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