Today is equal pay day. It’s a day to call out the importance of making sure women have an equal opportunity to earn. COVID-19 is hitting industries— like hospitality and travel— that employ a lot of women, including low wage women, particularly hard. Join me in making sure every woman can earn enough to care […]

Time for Play

I am hearing from a lot of parents about how hard it is to now be your child’s teacher, especially as you try to hold down your job from home.   Years ago, one of my children got swine flu, and was home for over a week. Of course, that meant the other was home as […]

Caring for the Healthcare Professionals that Care for Us

The test of a system isn’t how it performs when times are good; it’s how well it works when responding to a crisis. By that measure, our health care providers deserve all our gratitude, but the way we pay them and ensure their livelihood is broken. If our primary care doctors do too many of the […]

March 15th Campaign Finance Filing:

Rebecca Holcombe Out-Raises Governor and Lt. Governor & Reports More Cash-on-Hand According to campaign finance reports filed by each campaign, Democrat Rebecca Holcombe raised far more in the last reporting period ($381,574.16) than her Democratic primary opponent, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ($158,489.89) and incumbent Governor Phil Scott ($51,781.00) raised in the previous reporting period. Holcombe also […]

Rebecca Holcombe: COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update #4 – Proactive Leadership

Yesterday, Saturday, March 14th, two members of Governor Scott’s team spoke on the issue of school closures. Secretary of Education Dan French said: “At this time, I recommend you plan for the possibility of the prolonged, preemptive closure of the schools in your district.” LINK to Statement Sent by Secretary French Let’s be very clear: coordinated […]

Rebecca Holcombe: COVID-19 Update #3

Planning for Closures The best emergency plans are the ones you don’t need, but as the eventual closure of schools seems more and more certain, what runs through my mind are the words of Vermonter Tom Bodett, whose voice you may know from Ken Burns documentaries or NPR:  “They say a person needs just three […]

Rebecca Holcombe: COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update #2

In the face of an epidemic, one of the biggest risks we face is fear. As a former federal public health expert told me recently: “Fear travels faster than the disease and can kill more than the disease.” Without frequent, accurate sharing of critical information, communities are vulnerable to uncertainty and lack of clarity about […]

Governor Madeleine Kunin Endorses Rebecca Holcombe for Governor

NORWICH, VERMONT – On Wednesday, March 11th, Rebecca Holcombe’s campaign for Governor announced the endorsement of Governor Madeleine Kunin, the first and only woman to serve as Governor of Vermont. Governor Kunin joins nearly 30 current and former legislators and Vermont political leaders who have endorsed Holcombe’s campaign for Governor. “Governor Kunin has been an […]