Catie G. Berg

Dummerston voters: vote yes on declaration of inclusion article

Focusing on citizens' democracy, the business of town meeting is vital to civic engagement.

Since 2021, more than 95 towns in Vermont, plus Gov. Phil Scott, have adopted Declarations of Inclusion to remind the citizenry that equity and inclusion are essential to the civic, social, and economic well-being of our state.

Dummerston Cares is a volunteer organization that serves the health and safety of the people of Dummerston. We sponsor the Declaration of Inclusion that appears on the ballot to conduct the town's business on March 7. We urge the voters of Dummerston to vote yes to adopt this resolution:

“Whereas Dummerston Cares supports equity in social engagement and in governance, its Board of Trustees calls for the voters of Dummerston to adopt a Declaration of Inclusion.

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