It is time to turn up the heat a bit. There will be a resolution introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives to take a “wait and see” attitude regarding the basing of the F-35 at Burlington International Airport. It is important to gain support for this resolution. It parallels the “open letter” signed by 15 religious leaders in the area. One thing that would help this resolution move along would be for each member of the Stop the F-35 Coalition and the Save our Skies group to send an email to Vermont House members from Chittenden County.
Due to your unwavering stance on basing the F-35 in Burlington, I
will no longer support and or vote for you! That goes for any of our
elected officials in Vermont, Welch, Shumlin, Sanders for that
matter. It amazes me how you all can be so easily swayed by big
business and the military. I am unaware of any piece of legislation
that you have ever voted against, when it comes to the defense
budget. Especially the latest F-35 scam.
Do you honestly believe that this will be good for Vermont and it’s
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Thanx as always to VT Digger for their ongoing coverage of important events and issues in the Vermont political landscape.
Friends and Neighbors, Many of you are concerned about the F-35 being based in Vermont. The best
way to encourage debate on this matter (with a Governor, U.S. Senator
and U.S. Representative who have indicated support for the F-35
before any of the important facts were known) would be to take one of
the following actions at the primary elections August 28, 2012:
- The coalition strongly urges
this action. Vote in the primary election on the Progressive
ballot, including the following write-in votes: