Town Hall on Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment
A person’s right to make their own reproductive decisions, like whether and when to become pregnant, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care, is strongly tied to their economic mobility and well-being. This coming election day, Vermonters have a historic opportunity to permanently enshrine reproductive rights in our state’s constitution by voting YES on Proposal 5, the Reproductive Liberty Amendment (RLA).
Join VBSR and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England on Wednesday, November 2nd for an exciting discussion on the interesting particulars of the RLA and learn how you can educate your employees, share your support, and pave the way for reproductive freedom in Vermont.
Meet Your Facilitator
Sam Donnelly (He/Him)
Campaign Manager, Reproductive Liberty Amendment
Sam Donnelly is the campaign manager for the Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee. After graduating from UVM in 2020, Sam ran Attorney General TJ Donovan’s re-election campaign and later worked in the AG’s office. Sam grew up in the south end of Burlington and attended Burlington High School. In his free time, Sam kayak’s on Shelburne Pond and works on visiting all 251 VT towns.
Lucy Leriche (She/Her)
Vice President of Vermont Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Northern New England
Lucy Leriche of Hyde Park, Vermont, is President of Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee and Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund. She was appointed Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development for Governor Peter Shumlin after serving as Deputy Secretary of the Agency. She was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 2005-2012 for Hardwick, Stannard, and Walden in Caledonia County and held the positions of Assistant Majority Leader and Majority Leader. She was a housing development and nonprofit organizational consultant, Director of Housing and Community Facilities Programs at the Vermont Community Loan Fund, and was Executive Director of the Lamoille Housing Partnership. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Johnson State College (B.A Liberal Arts) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University (M.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities). She has received numerous awards and honors and served on numerous Boards and Commissions.
Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, firstname.lastname@example.org.