Happy Saturday everyone! Thought I would do a Saturday roundup.
Starting off with Sanders of course:
Sanders to hold college fairs Oct 7 at Lyndon State, Oct 14 at Castleton
Senator Bernie Sanders is inviting Vermont high school students and their families to join him at two college fairs on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Lyndon State College (link is external) and Saturday, Oct. 14 at Castleton University (link is external). Vermont colleges, universities, and certificate and apprenticeship programs will be on hand to describe the excellent post-secondary educational opportunities that are available right here in our state. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation will explain different financial aid options that students may be eligible for, and will even help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
A series of 30-minute financial aid workshops will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Attendees do not have to pre-register for workshops. Instead, they will sign-up on a first-come, first-served basis, when they arrive.
“At a time when post-secondary education is more important than ever to get a decent-paying job, we must do everything possible to make sure every high school student, who has the desire and ability, has the information they need to further their education and career prospects,” said Bernie, who serves on the Senate education committee.
More news, video, etc. in the comments.
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I have quite a bit to post so will start off with Bernie’s speech @ the Vermont People’s Climate Rally Saturday and then put all of the other news/videos I am catching up on from over the weekend in the comments.
(Bernie Starts speaking at the 15 minute mark):
Climate Marchers Rally in New England
Thousands of demonstrators gathered at rallies across New England on Saturday in events organized to coincide with a national climate march in Washington, D.C., and President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office
Rallies occurred in cities including Boston; Concord and Portsmouth, N.H.; Montpelier, Vt.; and Augusta, Maine, with participants calling for the government to tackle environmental and economic problems stemming from climate change.
In Montpelier, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Rep. Peter Welch spoke at the rally at the Statehouse while U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy hosted Vermonters marching in Washington.
Sanders, who addressed an adoring crowd of about 3,000 people, said the climate marches are part of a fight for the future of the planet.
The former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination said the fossil fuel industry puts short-term profits ahead of the best interests of the planet. He went through a litany of climate woes, including rising temperatures and increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but he also noted a series of accomplishments that include ever-dropping costs of renewable energy production and well-paying jobs in renewable power.