Meg Little Reilly

Commentator

Meg Little Reilly grew up in Brattleboro and has recently moved back to Vermont after a decade of working in Washington politics. She received her masters degree in media and public affairs at the George Washington University. These days, she's writing novels for HarperCollins and living in Hinesburg with her husband and two daughters. Her debut novel is titled, "We Are Unprepared."

This month, Vermont joined forty-three other states and the District of Columbia in defying a federal government request for personal data on millions of American voters. Republican and Democratic election officials from across the country are saying ‘no’ to an order that would turn over birthdays, partial social security numbers, voter history, and much more.

Americans are anxious. In the wake of two recent terrorist attacks in Europe and a contentious presidential election, stress levels are understandably high. In fact, a recent study by the American Psychological Association found that the current political climate is a “very or somewhat significant source of stress" for a majority of Americans.