Letters to Legislators! Writing Session April 28th

As we near the end of the legislative session we will be seeing more climate bills put to a vote. Hearing from young constituents can have a big impact on the decisions made by legislators. To help show our support Youth Lobby will be hosting a letter writing event on April 28th from 5-6:30 pm at the VNRC office. We will begin the event with introductions and a quick legislative update, followed by letter writing and a short planning session for the upcoming Rally for the Planet (May 23). If you are planning on attending please fill out this RSVP form so we […]

Prep Meeting for Lobby Day- This SUNDAY! (March 10th)

We are hoping you are planning to join the upcoming Lobby Day on March 29th! To prepare for it, we will be meeting on Sunday at Sun Common in Waterbury at 5:30pm. Please use the RSVP for the Lobby Day and indicate on there if you can come prep with us on Sunday. (There is also a virtual option, if you RSVP- we will email out the meeting link Sunday AM). On Sunday we will be Reviewing the current top climate bills Organizing and prepping speakers for the press conference Planning other Lobby Day details All YOUTH and SUPPORTING TEACHERS […]

March 29th Lobby Day!

The Vermont Youth Lobby is hosting our second Lobby Day of 2024 at the Vermont Statehouse on March 29th. We hope to engage more youth from across Vermont who are interested in social change and climate action. At Lobby Day you will have the opportunity to speak with your representatives, sit-in on committee meetings, attend and speak at a press conference, and learn more about policy work.   For anyone who wants to prepare remarks for the press conference, learn more about the current climate bills, or just more about what it’s like to spend time in the statehouse, we […]

Upcoming Event: Lobby Day!

Do you want to have an impact on Vermont climate politics? Now’s your chance! Join us on January 26 in Montpelier for our first lobby day of the 2024 legislative session, (and bring a friend)! We will start our day at the VNRC office at 8:45 am and then walk over to the statehouse as a group. ***Please RSVP by January 22 if you would like the opportunity to meet with your legislators. Email youthlobbyvt@gmail.com or mariah.keagy@veep.org with any questions.

Last Chance for Climate Advocacy and Activism Trainings! Join us at Youth Climate Leaders Academy!

Climate Law and Policy Advocacy training with Conservation Law Foundation’s was postponed (due to covid) and will be part of this year’s Youth Climate Leaders Academy!  We will have climate advocacy trainings as part of the skills trainings on Friday and Saturday of the retreat. This is the last week to register. Climate Advocacy Workshops: Climate Advocacy with Amy Shollenberger, political strategist, campaign organizer and lobbyist with Action Circles, Friday, December 1st, 3:50-5:20 Climate Law and Policy with Chase Whiting, staff attorney with Conservation Law Foundation Saturday, December 2nd, 10:40-12:15   For more information and to sign up to join […]

Training: How YOU can effect climate law and policy

Our second to last training is coming up on Thursday! Join us in Burlington to hear from Chase Whiting, Staff Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation on how YOU can effect climate law and policy in Vermont. Location: Vermont Law School offices, Burlington Date/Time: Thursday, November 9th, 5:30-7:00 Who: Youth (and their adult allies/partners)   Pizza and introductions at 5:30 RSVP by Wednesday so we can feed you!!!!   Coming up… Our LAST training will be part of a policy series at Youth Climate Leaders Academy on December 1st/2nd in Fairlee, VT. Hosted by Vermont Energy Education Program, click here for […]

Learn how to communicate with YOUR Legislators on THURSDAY!

Our second FALL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING is this Thursday! Hosted by Youth Lobby Training: How to communicate with YOUR legislators     Trainers: Vermont Conservation Voters & VPIRG Location: Rutland, VT (RSVP for exact location) Time: 5:30-7:00pm Things start at 5:30pm with PIZZA and introductions followed by youth advocacy/civics training on how to have your voice heard by your legislators in and outside of the statehouse. Come, bring a friend or two! RSVP for directions and so we can make sure we have pizza for you!

Youth Lobby Advocacy Training NEXT WEEK!

Our first FALL YOUTH ADVOCACY TRAINING is next week! RSVP to join us IN OUR Statehouse to learn about how to get your voices heard there. Things start at 5:30pm at the Vermont Natural Resources Council office in Montpelier with PIZZA and introductions, and then will head over to the Statehouse with local lobbyist, Jill Sudhoff-Guerin, who will be training us on how to navigate OUR Statehouse. Come, bring a friend or two, and RSVP so we can make sure we have pizza for you!