Campaign for Vermont files disclosure forms
Campaign for Vermont filed its Lobbyist Employer Disclosure form with the Vermont Secretary of State, Founder Bruce Lisman said today. It indicates the following expenditures: compensation - $15,000; advertising - $194,343; other expenditures - $3,000.
“Campaign for Vermont believes in transparency and is disclosing, as promised to the public, our expenditures related to direct and indirect lobbying for the period January 1 to March 31, 2012,” said Lisman. “Because I care deeply about Vermont I am personally making an investment in efforts that engage Vermonters in a real discussion of the policies that will achieve economic security, help Vermonters earn more and help employers create more and better-paying jobs.
“I am spending my own money, because I am concerned about the economic damage current policies are having on lower and middle income Vermonters,” continued Lisman. “The futures of our state and our young people are at stake. I’ve worked hard and have done well. Spending my money on Vermont’s future is more important than standing by passively.
“Across the board, the future of Vermont’s prosperity is at risk. From the pursuit of expensive energy, an impenetrable education financing system, an all-in-bet on a new health care coverage system and a state budget growing faster than our economy, Vermonter’s hopes for a more realistic and common sense approach for a prosperous economy are being highjacked,” explained Lisman.
Added CFV Founding Partner Dawn Terrill of Colchester, “When we see the support Bruce Lisman gives to organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, the VSO, UVM, the Shelburne Museum, the ACLU/VT, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont it just shows time and time again that he invests in positive things for Vermont. I view his support for Campaign for Vermont in that same spirit and am grateful that he cares enough to make such an investment. Campaign for Vermont is bringing people together to promote awareness and dialogue about the all-important issues intended to make Vermont’s economic future a priority and help build shared prosperity for all Vermonters. I just can’t help but think this is good for Vermont, let’s have the conversation.”
Over the coming months, Campaign for Vermont will continue to conduct outreach to Vermonters to define and promote policies that will secure a prosperous Vermont economy that provides opportunity for all Vermonters.
Montpelier (April 25, 2012)