— Public Talk and Call To Action with Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy Jeff Chester, Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and national advocate for media justice, joins us on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Burlington, VT for a provocative and timely talk about how Big Data threatens to change Politics and Democracy forever and what we can do to stop it. The event begins at 5.30 with a reception, followed by the Public …

— Due to the tragedy that occurred this weekend resulting in the loss of five teens from the Waterbury area, the AARP Gubernatorial Debate tonight at the DoubleTree Hotel in So. Burlington has been cancelled. As a close member of that community, Sue Minter and her family will be attending a vigil at Harwood Union High School this evening. Our thoughts are with the families and all the victims. It is a sad day for all of us. Both campaigns agree …

— AARP VT Voter Guide for the 2016 Gubernatorial Election AARP VT produced this guide to help you find out what the two candidates for Vermont Governor are saying about utility regulation in Vermont. AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your views and values. We are nonpartisan — we don’t support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees. Our priority is ensuring you …

Voter Guides

— For the first time in six years, the state’s gubernatorial race does not include an incumbent. That means AARP has a greater opportunity to help frame the agenda. AARP Vermont met with each of the major-party candidates before the primary and published a voter guide to their positions on issues such as affordable utilities and ratepayer representation. In addition, AARP is sponsoring a candidates forum on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in …

— Meet the next Vermont Governor! AARP VT invites you to attend candidate forum on Oct. 10 with Phil Scott and Sue Minter.  Find out how each candidate stands on issues important to older Vermonters such as transportation challenges, high utility bills or housing issues. Ask your own questions—face to face. Oct. 10, 2016 — 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30) DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, 1117 Williston Rd., So. Burlington, VT To be broadcast live on VT PBS.

— Forums to Feature Phil Scott, Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Sue Minter and Bruce Lisman. Moderator – Jim Leddy All five major party candidates will participate in a town hall-style gubernatorial forum this week at Champlain College. The event is being held over 2 nights to give each candidate 45 minutes to address questions from the audience and the moderator. A brief reception will be held before and after when candidates will be able to meet informally with attendees. Details below: …

— Gubernatorial Town Halls: We invite you to attend candidate town hall style forums this summer with all five candidates for Governor. Find out how each candidate stands on issues important to older Vermonters like transportation challenges, high utility bills or housing issues. Ask your own questions—face to face. When: July 13th and July 14th Doors will open at 5pm with reception.  The forum begins at 5:30 pm, with 45 minutes per candidate, followed by reception. July 13th: Phil Scott, Matt …

— Governor Signs Election Day Registration Bill — Vermonters will be able to register and vote on Election Day, under a new bill signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) today. Vermont is the 14th state, plus the District of Columbia, to pass legislation to allow voters to register on Election Day, which can boost turnout and make it easier for eligible voters to cast a ballot that will get counted.   Since the 2010 election, 21 states have new laws making …

— Please help AARP improve access to voting for people of all ages. We need your voice! Please contact your Senator (800-322-5616) and ask him or her to vote for the Same-Day Voter Registration legislation (S.29) so that eligible voters can register to vote on Election Day. The right to vote is the most basic of all political rights and Vermonters have a long tradition of supporting laws that give eligible voters more opportunities to register to vote. It is a good …