Accomplishments New

Our Vermont Public Policy Accomplishments Include –


Health and Mental Health Care

Expansion of services covered by health insurance

Access to reproductive and maternal health care

Creation of Birth Information Network

Access to mental health and substance abuse providers

Insurance and Medicaid coverage for naturopathic physicians

Prohibition of the use of BPA

Smoking cessation programs for pregnant women

Safe nurse staffing and quality patient care

State funding for HIV/AIDS services, medication, and prevention

Regulation of medical marijuana

Confidentiality of HIV reporting and testing

Creation of needle exchange programs

Insurance coverage for midwifery services

Elimination of the immunization philosophical exemption

Smoking limits in certain facilities and lands

Reform of involuntary treatment and medication laws


Criminal Justice

State funding for domestic and sexual violence programs

Expansion of abuse prevention orders

Expansion of listed crimes

Computer and internet crime penalties

Creation of the crime of hazing

Laws to prevent exploitation of the elderly

Expansion of sex offender registry

Penalties for use of date rape drugs

Community notification of sex offenders

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

Laws against human trafficking

Laws against voyeurism

Payment for medical examinations for victims of sexual assault

Child protections from abuse and neglect

Creation of the Amber Alert Program

Expansion of restitution and victim’s compensation programs

Funding for Community Justice Centers

Expungement of criminal charges in certain circumstances

Limited immunity from liability for reporting a drug or alcohol overdose

Civil forfeiture proceedings in cases of animal cruelty

Expansion of illegal possession of firearms laws

Prohibitions of disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent

Elimination of an abusive parent’s rights when a child was conceived from sexual assault

Address confidentiality for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking


Professional Regulation

Independent practice of advanced practice registered nurses

Licensing of speech language pathologists and audiologists

Licensing of applied behavior analysts

Licensing of social workers

Licensing of midwives

Prescriptive rights for naturopathic physicians


Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Funding for treatment of opiate addiction

Health insurance parity for mental health and substance abuse

Acupuncture detoxification certification

Increase in funding for substance abuse services

Funding for community recovery centers

Pretrial services related for mental health and substance abuse


Long-term Care

Increase in funding for adult day services

Transportation to adult day programs

Medicaid reimbursement rate increases



Protection of conservation easements

Regulation of toxic substances


Civil Rights

Creation of the first civil union law in the nation

Preventing harassment and bullying in schools

Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity

Transgender non-discrimination in health insurance policies

Expansion of hate crimes law to include gender identity

Rent-to-own consumer protection laws



Early education funding and policies

Higher education funding



Whistleblower protection for health care workers

Increases in minimum wage

Collective bargaining for Court and Defender General employees

Employee work breaks

Family Leave Act

Standards for privatization of state jobs

Protections against assault of health care workers


Election Reform

Public financing of election campaigns

Early voter absentee ballots

National Popular Vote process for the presidential race

Implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act

Creating a paper ballot trail

Lobbyist disclosure reform

Access to public records




Our Other Consulting Work Includes –



Multigenerational Women’s Conferences

California Women’s Law Center Silent Auction

Annual Town Meeting Conferences

Crime Victim Awareness Week Awards Ceremony

PATCH Community Partnership Conference

Restorative Justice Annual Conference

Marion Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund: Women’s History Month Contest



Woodbury College Advocacy course and workshops

Legislative Advocacy workshops


Program Development

Williams Institute National Judicial Training Program

Generation to Generation Multigenerational Program

Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities

Adoption awareness and education



Lintilhac Foundation – Reproductive health care, environment

Gilead Foundation – HIV/AIDS Prevention

Gill Foundation – LGBT Conference

Haymarket Foundation – Public access news television show


Coalition Building

Statewide substance abuse treatment coalition

Substance-free recovery community center

Women’s health care collaborative

Equality grassroots network

Women’s Vote Campaign

Diversity Alliance and Resource Guide

Community Justice Network of Vermont

Vermont Immunization Action Network


Electoral Campaigns

Vermont Secretary of State campaign

Vermont Lieutenant Governor campaign

California Judicial campaigns


Labor Organizing

Court and public defender personnel

Contract bargaining negotiations



Media and Community Outreach

Weekly news television show

Letters to the editor campaigns

Press releases and press conferences

Quarterly immunization newsletter