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Public Statement: Lt. Governor Molly Gray on the Senate’s Adjournment of the 2021 Legislative Session

Submitted by Hazel.Brewster… on Fri, 05/21/2021 - 13:29

LT. GOVERNOR MOLLY GRAY ON THE SENATE’S ADJOURNMENT OF THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Montpelier, Vt—Today, Lt. Governor Gray released the following statement on the Senate’s Adjournment of the 2021 legislative session:

“Nothing about this session has been normal or easy. Vermonters have, and continue to, struggle as have Senators who have suffered great personal loss.

Despite these challenges, personal loss and struggle, this body demonstrated the resilience, endurance, adaptability, and strength of our Vermont democracy.

Not only did this Senate pass legislation that would provide urgent COVID relief to Vermont communities, families, businesses and employees, but also long-term critical investments deeply necessary to Vermont’s future, including, in particular investments in broadband and childcare.

This Senate also showed Vermonters that we have your back when it comes to equal protection, reproductive liberty, and addressing inequity. Additionally, a clear message was sent that racism and hate has no place in our state.

While I, for one, look forward to the day this Chamber and building are again full of Vermonters working for the future of our State, I hope we can recognize the opportunities and positive change that have come from this crisis. Specifically, that we must continue to allow all technological means possible for participation!”

 

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