Heavenly and I met with Alan Sousie who ran the last two years here in ward 7. He has volunteered to help our campaign and we discussed various issues with him as well as some campaign strategy. We determined that we must get started as soon as possible, starting with getting the paperwork from the city clerk’s office for getting us on the ballot. We also need to get a bank account started for the campaign, create a fundraiser list and begin drafting a fundraiser letter.
Later in the day, we got the paperwork for getting us on the March ballot. The paperwork includes a petition which needs to be signed by 45 ward 7 residents that are registered voters.
Then, we attended a Vermont National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) meeting, where we discussed the various youth rights issues brought up by youth such as the drinking age, voting age, and student rights.