Vermont National Education Association Endorses Kathleen James

We have received the endorsement of the Vermont National Education Association. Kathleen is grateful for their support. She is strongly commitment to quality education for all children in the Northshire.

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators,13,000 professionals who teach the state’s children every day.

Vermont-NEA was founded in 1850 as the Vermont Teachers’ Association on the premise that the people in the state’s classrooms should be an integral part of Vermont’s public education system. Over the intervening 168 years, the association grew from fewer than 400 members in only dozens of schools to more than 13,000 in virtually all of Vermont’s schools. The association is the state-level affiliate of the National Education Association, itself the largest union in the country with more than 3.2 million members.

Rally for the Climate

People around the world rose up to “Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice” on a day of global action sponsored by 350.org. The BBC reported that more than 900 events were staged in 95 countries as people called for an end to fossil fuels and a shift to renewable energy. Here in the Northshire, Earth Matters, Move On Manchester and the Northshire Bookstore co-hosted a sign-making party, march through downtown, and rally at the roundabout, followed by free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and speakers. I spoke about my commitment to climate action and the opportunities that the climate economy offers Vermont, followed by a keynote address by Dr. Edward Cameron, one of the authors of the Paris Climate Accords. Click here to check out my speech!

Victory Fund Endorses Kathleen James

A big thank you to the Victory Fund for their endorsement!
Victory Fund

Victory Fund

I’m one of only 218 candidates nationwide to be endorsed so far by the LGBTQ Victory Fund.
Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. According to my official notification letter, the endorsement is “a powerful statement of your campaign’s viability and that resources invested in your campaign are a wise investment for donors.” Click here to see my Victory Fund page.

Plus: I’m the only candidate in the Bennington-4 house race to have received early endorsements from the Vermont Conservation VotersSierra Club VermontRights and Democracy, and Vermont State Employees’ Association. Please check out my Endorsements page to learn more about these organizations and the important work they’re accomplishing.

Endorsements from the Sierra Club and Rights & Democracy

What a whirlwind month! Thanks to everyone who turned out for the primary. I’ll continue to work hard to earn your vote in the general election.

Meanwhile, I’m grateful to the Sierra Club and to Rights & Democracy (RAD) for their early endorsements. Your support means a great to me and my campaign.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with three million members and supporters. Their successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. Click here to learn more about the Sierra Club.

Rights & Democracy

Rights & Democracy

We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their

voices heard, so we’re building a strong movement and the people power necessary to win justice and improve the policies that affect us and our communities. From making sure that every worker earns a livable wage, to securing access to quality healthcare and education for all, we are active in a broad range of issues that people face every day.
Click here to learn more about RAD.

Endorsement: Vermont Conservation Voters

I’m the only candidate in the Bennington-4 house race to win an early endorsement from the Vermont Conservation Voters for my stance on environmental and climate-change issues. This endorsement means the world to me … literally.

Founded in 1982, VCV works to elect environmentally-friendly candidates to public office, and then holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our air, water, communities, land, and wildlife.

After each legislative biennium, VCV publishes an Environmental Scorecard to highlight Vermont state legislators’ voting records on issues that impact the environment. These scorecards help provide voters with a clear record of who is voting in support of environmental priorities … and who isn’t.

VCV’s scorecard is one of the single most effective tools available to determine the true extent to which a candidate for office is committed to “green” public policy. In recent years, VCV has scored votes on clean energy, water quality, toxic chemicals, endangered species, healthy forests and working lands, and more.

I’m grateful to the many Northshire residents and local and statewide organizations who are taking the lead on these vital issues.

Learn more about VCV here:http://vermontconservationvoters.com/legislative-scorecard/