Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Climate change is another reason to back McGill

This election cycle, I plan to vote for Jubilee McGill for the Vermont House seat to represent the towns of Bridport, New Haven, and Weybridge. Here’s why:
Jubilee’s opponent is Harvey Smith, my current state representative. He has shown this session that he is no friend of our climate. He voted against the Global Warming Solutions Act in the Vermont house, a bill that was passed in spite of him, Governor Scott, and his Republican colleagues in the Legislature.
Vermont farmers are hurting because of unpredictable changing weather patterns — record rainfall last year and record dry spells this year, to give two recent examples. As a farmer himself, Harvey should be thinking about the climate consequences of his votes.
I plan to vote for Jubilee McGill this year because combating climate change and working for climate justice are her main priorities, as they are mine. Check out Jubilee’s website: jubileemcgill.com.
Fran Putnam
Weybridge
 

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