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Isn’t it time to try Democracy?

I believe humankind faces a choice.

Will the malignant forces who profit from global destruction use each new crisis to tighten their stranglehold on our planet?

Or can we rise up to defend the common good -- allow the acceleration in productivity and transparency of the information revolution to unleash a new age of abundance and collective responsibility.

Isn’t it time...

… Congress cared about people?

… to end the blank check for war?

… to deal with climate change?

… for universal healthcare?

… to stand up to corporate predators?

… to hold drug makers accountable?

… to take money out of campaigns?

… for everyone to have food, housing, and the freedom to pursue a productive and happy life?

I wish to provide that choice to Vermont in the Democratic Primary on August 14

 

Mitchell For Congress

PO Box 807

Bellows Falls VT 05101

802-289-4838

News

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Impeachment is a matter of national integrity

As your Congressman, I will work every day to hold Trump accountable for his malfeasance. I will seize every opportunity available to support Constitutional values, oppose unconstitutional wars, and vote to impeach any president against whom there is credible evidence. Please, Mr. Welch, let us at least have a trial on the evidence.


Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

My Grandmother was a Communist

These photos show the cover and the masthead of “The Left” from 1931; My grandfather, Robert Lorenz is listed as a Contributing Editor. My understanding is that this was used during the McCarthy hearings to smear my grandparents. When Ingabor Lorenz, my grandmother, refused to name names, she was removed from her position as Postmaster of Marlboro VT. Being blacklisted meant you could not get hired anywhere. The atmosphere of fear and retaliation permeated deeply into the culture, even sleepy little Marlboro. Still, she refused to implicate her friends. She refused to bow to the structural violence of our culture.

I honor you Ingabor Lorenz! Your bravery and integrity will not be forgotten.


Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM

Democratic Party is blocking access to voter files

Candidates challenging Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., in next month’s primary say that they have not been given access to Vermont Democratic Party voter information.


Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM

Campaign finance is main focus in U.S. House primary race

Longer piece about my stance on money in politics.


Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Abolish Ice

The VT press never picks up our press releases.  Still, ICE needs to stop.


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