Contact Your Legislator

Your state and federal elected officials need to hear from you when policies affecting children and families come under consideration.  Below please find contact information for Vermont’s federal, state, and local elected officials.

STATE ADVOCACY

To write to the Governor:
Governor Peter Shumlin
Governor’s Office
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333
Fax: 802 828-3339
TTY: 800 649-6825

To write to your legislator at the State House, the address is:
115 State Street
Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05602

To leave a phone message at the State House, call the Sergeant-at-Arms’ office: 1-800-322-5616 or 828-2228. You may also call legislators at home. The fax number at the StateHouse is (802) 828-2424. Many legislators subscribe to voice mail and email. You may call the Sergeant-at-Arms’ office to find out their email address.

The Vermont Legislative home page at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/default.htm lists committee calendars for the House and Senate, telephone and email addresses and lists bills that have been introduced, including their status and text.

The Secretary of State publishes “Biographical Sketches of State Officers” which contains photographs and biographical sketches of each legislator. To receive a copy, call (800) 439-VOTE.

FEDERAL ADVOCACY

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comment Line: 202-456-1111
leave an online comment

Senator Patrick J. Leahy
199 Main Street, Fourth Floor
Burlington, VT 05401-8309
802-863-2525, Toll free: 800-642-3193

433 Russell Senate Office Building
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-4242
email Leahy

Senator Bernard Sanders
36 Chickering Dr., #103
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-8732

332 Dirksen Building
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510
email Bernie

Rep. Peter Welch
30 Main Street, Third Floor, Suite 350
Burlington, VT 05401
888-605-7270

U.S. House of Representatives
1404 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-4115
email Rep. Welch

Important Facts
School meals

In the 2013-2014 school year, 40.7% of students received meals categorized as free or reduced-price. Click on the graph for additional [more]

Poverty undermines children’s healthy development and has lasting effects on children’s physical and social-emotional health. Children growing up [more]

Early Prenatal Care

Between 2000 and 2010, the rate of pregnant women in Vermont receiving early prenatal care ranged between 80 and 85 percent. This was short [more]

Population

While the total population of Vermont has grown to an estimated 626,630, our child population has fallen since the 2000 Census count [more]

70% of Vermont’s housing stock was built prior to the 1978 ban on lead paint.  Lead paint and dust from lead [more]

Teen Births

Teen mothers often have fewer resources than older parents to provide for a healthy baby and for themselves.  Babies born [more]

7.5% of Vermont’s children received Reach Up (TANF) benefits in 2011; a 27% increase from 2007. [more]

98% of Vermont’s children have health insurance. [more]

Babies with low birthweight – under 5.5 pounds – are at risk for respiratory conditions, cognitive and developmental delays, and other long-term health [more]