~ 2018 Reflections ~ Contemplating 2019 ~
the Vermont Legislature. Thank you for placing your trust in me. I will continue to work to represent our district with integrity and passion.
The Vermont House and Senate efforts on Net Neutrality and Data Privacy protections combined with the failure of the 2G CoverageCo rural cellular network and increasing declines in land line telephone system are pulling together coalitions and urgent conversations regarding the need to assess our entire telecommunications infrastructure, transmission, content development, privacy and access systems. This will be a significant part of our work in the coming years.
- What the name of the telephone carrier is
- What the address is where the problem is located
- What the name of the account holder is at that address
- The best means for the phone company to contact that person
- What the problem is
- When the problem started
- How many times the phone company has been contacted
- What they have said/done
- If your provider is Consolidated you can submit comments to the public service quality complaint that has been opened up: Go to the Vermont Public Utility Commission website and open case https://epuc.vermont.gov/?q=node/64/135508/FV-Case%20Summary-Portal and file a public comment by clicking on the drop down menu under “Case Details” and selecting “add a public comment”. Suggested info for public comment is same info included in the email to your State Representative.
- If your provider is NOT Consolidated, you can call Vermont Department of Public Service Consumer Affairs at 800-622-4496 or send them an email from https://publicservice.vermont.gov/about_us/contact_us
Education issues for our district and much of the state continue to revolve around Act 46
implementation. Stamford continues to make progress on developing an interstate district with Clarksburg, MA.
In addition, Rep. Ben Jickling of Randolph and I are working with Senator Chris Pearson of Burlington and other independents and Progressives on a bill which would bring Ranked Choice Voting to Vermont. Maine has recently utilized and the courts have upheld election results using Ranked Choice Voting. Massachusetts has a healthy public education campaign underway. We are looking forward to lots of public education on the benefits of ensuring candidates receive a majority vote and that all voters are able to have their votes considered in elections.