Decision inspired by encounter with Rep. Barney Frank
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Inspired by a chance encounter with Rep. Barney Frank at the New England Cannabis Convention in Boston, Heady Vermont will now be offering voter registration at all of its upcoming events.
Asked by Heady staffers to describe his feelings about NECANN, Rep. Frank said, “I am a little wistful, because as I look around I tell myself that I suspect a lot of these people don’t register to vote. Because if everyone in this room registered and voted regularly, we’d win this fight, and we would have won it already.”
“The Heady Vermont team really took Rep. Frank’s comments to heart,” says Heady’s Production and Events Manager Kathy Blume. “If we’re here to promote positive change in the world, and encourage the Democratic process, then that starts with getting people registered to vote.” Blume adds, “I remember when I moved here getting registered in the parking lot of Lantman’s IGA in Hinesburg. I took the Freeman’s Oath very seriously, and I suspect most new voters will as well.”