There were 24 towns that acted on the resolution to urge the legislature to create a state bank in VT. The resolution passed in Bakersfield, Calais, Craftsbury, East Montpelier, Enosburg, Marshfield, Montgomery, Montpelier, Plainfield, Putney, Randolph, Richford, Rochester, Royalton, Ryegate, Tunbridge, Waitsfield and Warren. It was rejected in Barnet, Fayston, Greensboro and Marlboro. We have not been able to find out how the vote went in Albany and Irasburg.

Now that the town meetings are over, we still have work to do. S.204 is in the Senate Finance Committee and it must be advanced from that committee by the close of the day on March 21 if it is to be kept alive. We need to make phone calls, and send letters and emails to the members of that committee and urge them to advance the bill. You can email committee members by clicking on their names below:
Tim Ashe
Mark MacDonald
Chris Bray
Peter Galbraith
Robert Hartwell
Ginny Lyons
Kevin Mullen

There is a petition you can sign which will also deliver emails to committee members.

Below are a list of resources you can use for writing letters to the editor, writing or talking to representatives, senators and other officials or just for your general knowledge

Calais Presentation

Ryegate Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions #1

Frequently Asked Questions #2

Vermonters For a New Economy March 2 email update

Power Point Presentation

Exploring a Public Bank For Vermont

Nuts and Bolts: A Public Banking Toolkit

Building a New Vermont Economy