Isaac Evans-Frantz

The MooVER recently expanded its “micro-transit” service to Brattleboro.

MicroMOO2 will increase transit equity

As the expanded public transportation service shifts the transportation landscape, it will foster economic empowerment for residents

Isaac Evans-Frantz serves as the executive director of a national nonpartisan organization that campaigns for U.S. policies to save lives around the world. For more information on the MicroMOO2 and how to access its services, visit To support new Vermonters as a volunteer with ECDC, email [email protected] or call 802-376-1319.

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Balint should work to make her call for ceasefire a reality

Rep. Becca Balint has rightly called for a ceasefire in Gaza. Now it's time to make that call a reality. She should use her position as Vermont's sole member in the U.S. House of Representatives to pledge to vote no on any further funding for Israel's military in the...

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Leaders will make towns stronger, more inclusive, and more vibrant

For local selectboards, I recommend that Brattleboro residents vote for Oscar Heller and Richard Davis, that Putney residents vote for Aileen Chute, that Guilford residents vote for Zon Eastes and Chip Carter, and that Vernon residents vote for Thomas Guerino and Jim Pinkerton. For WSESD school board, I recommend...

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A good start

Rep. Becca Balint can help stop genocide in Israel and Palestine by forcing a vote on U.S. military participation in the war: She can introduce a Gaza War Powers Resolution. Hamas's Oct. 7 attack on Israel represented the country's deadliest in decades and killed more Jewish people than in any day since the Holocaust. In response, the Israeli defense minister ordered a "complete siege," cutting Gaza off from electricity, fuel, food, and water. Israel is pummeling Gaza, striking mosques, churches,

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Child care law invests in future generations

In June, the Vermont Legislature demonstrated strong commitment to families by overriding the governor's veto and enacting the 2023 Child Care Bill into law. This landmark legislation, investing $125 million annually into the child care system through sustainable and fiscally responsible public investment, stabilizes Vermont's child care sector. It also represents a monumental leap forward in providing accessible, high-quality child care for all Vermont families. By championing this law, Vermont has positioned itself as a national leader in child care,

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Time for Bernie to act on Yemen

On Aug. 10, as Sen. Bernie Sanders met with seniors in Brattleboro, Action Corps Vermont members submitted questions from Vermonters, he recommitted to taking action in the Senate to reclaim congressional constitutional responsibility over war, including in Yemen. Now is the time for Bernie to make good on that commitment. He needs to introduce and support legislation to stop U.S. complicity in the ongoing Yemen crisis. During the recent discussion in Brattleboro, constituents reminded him of his Dec. 13, 2022...

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We may not be able to stop the floods. But we can make a difference.

As I drove up Putney Road through the rain recently, I passed a woman pushing a shopping cart, full of rain-soaked bedding. Over the days since, I have wondered how she fared. In Brattleboro, the flood was particularly disruptive to people living in tents and mobile homes, exacerbating our housing injustices and underscoring the need for decent stable housing for all Vermonters. The flood also underscored the need for climate action. We have just experienced Vermont's worst climate-related disaster since...

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‘This is a moment for all of us to show up’

The workers in Windham County who deliver public and human services are much-loved unsung heroes of our towns. On April 3, a tragic death occurred at Morningside House, the shelter run by Groundworks Collaborative. Groundworks is one of the recipients of a few thousand dollars each year from the Town of Brattleboro. Our human services workers - at Groundworks and beyond - show up every day to provide the tough work of providing care in a fraying and violent society.

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