Lobby Day 2011 a HUGE success
Hundreds of providers turned out for Tuesday's Lobby Day at the Statehouse. Meetings with legislators happened throughout the day, and we had chance to deliver powerful testimony in a hearing before members of both House Committees that are reviewing H.97, the bill which would enable us to form our non-traditional union.
Virtually all the statewide press was also on hand for a noon press conference which featured not only providers, but supportive comments from Sen. Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) and Rep. Chis Pearson (P-Burlington).
Literally hundreds of pictures were taken from the event. Keep an eye on this site for samples of those pics when they become available. In the meantime, here's excerpts from Governor Peter Shumlin and Speaker Shap Smith offering their support before the assembled providers in the morning.