Case you missed it, reapportionment is underway. What is reapportionment? It’s the moment, every ten years, when folks you probably don’t know decide where you’ll be voting, and therefore, in a very direct equation, what your chances are of getting what you want most at the ballot box. It’s big, in short. Right now there’s a Senate reapportionment map on the table that would move Charlotte out of Chittenden County and into Addison. And clearly, Charlotters want no part of it. But that doesn’t always matter a whole lot, unless you shout loud enough soon enough.
Now, VDB loves us some Charlotte. Campaigned there long and hard this last time out, and made a lot of very good friends. Learned a lot about what that southern reach of the County wants and needs and sees for the future.
Which means, not to put too fine a point on it, that they’ll have to pry Charlotte from our cold, dead hands.
To wit, two action items: 1) A public hearing on reapportionment this coming Wednesday, Room 10 of the Statehouse, 4:30-6:30 — it is open to anyone concerned, and the views expressed there will matter a good bit; and 2) an online petition to speak if your voice can’t.
One of those good Charlotte friends I mentioned above? This lovely horse that almost killed me, while Rep. Mike Yantachka and Mary Lou Kete just stood by in the late afternoon sun and laughed at the danger.