Martha Abbott

Martha Abbott is a business owner, tax preparer, Treasurer of the Vermont Progressive Party and lifelong political activist. She lives in Underhill with her spouse.

All the recent talk from our political leaders about making Vermont affordable reminds me of the expression "Moonlight in Vermont, or starve."

Congressman William Meyer represented Vermont in 1959 and 1960. He was the only member of the US House to vote against one of the earliest appropriations to send military aid to South Vietnam, which he saw as a step toward active US military involvement. Senator George McGovern once called him "the conscience of the House."