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US Representative Peter Welch Endorses Jubilee

October 25, 2022
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Peter Welch

“Jubilee's experience has prepared her to hit the ground running in the legislature, and I know that when she does, she'll be prioritizing the needs of her constituents. Her commitment to people who have been left behind will translate into good policy for all Vermonters. I am excited to endorse Jubilee McGill and hope you will support her this November.”

Letter to the editor: McGill would help affordability

September 29, 2022
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Rebecca Strum

We have a tremendous affordable and workforce housing shortage in Addison County and in Vermont. I believe that shelter, having a home, is a basic human right and that is why I am voting for Bridport Democrat Jubilee McGill to represent Addison 5, my district, in the Vermont House.

If you care about affordable housing it is really a “no-brainer” to vote for the person with the drive, dedication, and experience (both professional and personal) to bring about real change in this area; that person is Jubilee McGill.

Since early 2020 Jubilee has served as property manager and coordinator of rental housing for Vergennes-based John Graham Housing & Services. Prior to her moved to John Graham she worked as senior property manager and compliance chief for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT), the county’s largest affordable housing provider.

Jubilee, a native Vermonter, who grew up in Addison County, came to the career path that gives her so much joy because as a young single mom she, herself, was almost homeless when she got a project-based (housing) voucher from ACCT. She was then able, with the support of other community programs, to get her life back on track and she has been “giving back” ever since.

Jubilee will be a strong advocate for houseless people in the Statehouse. An advocate for small schools, Jubilee knows that we need more affordable housing if young families are to move to Vermont to fill our school systems. If you live in Weybridge (as I do) or Bridport, most of New Haven or the new, tiny chunk of Middlebury that includes the Marble Works and Seymour Street neighborhoods please vote for Jubilee McGill to represent Addison 5.

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Letter to the editor: McGill is a good choice for Addison-5 House seat

September 22, 2022
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Spencer Putnam

OP/ED

You may have noticed the lawn signs appearing in the Addison-5 legislative district towns (Bridport, New Haven, Weybridge and northwestern Middlebury) saying “Jubilee for Vermont.” These signs introduce Jubilee McGill of Bridport, who is running for the Vermont House to represent the Addison-5 District.

Jubilee is a native of Middlebury and is property manager and coordinator of rental housing for John Graham Housing & Services, where she works with people experiencing homelessness to find permanent housing. Previously she worked as a senior property and compliance manager at the Addison County Community Trust, which provides affordable housing in our area. Jubilee identifies with the people she works with, having overcome through her own efforts and an ACCT housing subsidy her own period of housing and financial insecurity.

Jubilee is strongly dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our society through providing more affordable housing, working for racial and climate justice, promoting a livable wage for workers and helping Vermonters to recover from the economic devastation resulting from the pandemic. On a voluntary basis Jubilee helped organize Addison County Mutual Aid, which connected scores of people with pandemic-related needs to volunteers who could assist them.

Jubilee will work hard on the issues of importance to all Vermonters — environment, racial justice, affordable housing, public education, living wage and more. I encourage residents of Bridport, New Haven, Middlebury and Weybridge to join me in voting for Jubilee McGill as State Representative.

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Weybridge Meet and Greet a Huge Success

09/16/2022

On Sunday, September 11 under beautiful sunny skies, about 30 people joined Jubilee and Addison County Senator Chris Bray, Addison State Representatives Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu at the home of Spence and Fran Putnam in Weybridge. Jubilee spoke to residents about her vision to create a prosperous and just Vermont where all voices are represented and heard.

McGill looks to succeed Smith in Vt. House

September 8, 2022
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John Flowers

BRIDPORT DEMOCRAT JUBILEE McGill is taking another run at the Addison-5 House seat that’s being vacated this year by longtime Rep. Harvey Smith. McGill is confident she can serve in the Legislature, be attentive on the home front and maintain her career with Vergennes-based John Graham Housing & Services, where she serves as property manager and coordinator of rental housing. Until early 2020 she worked as senior property manager and compliance chief for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT), the county’s largest affordable housing provider.

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Jubilee McGill awarded 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

August 2, 2022
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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Political Staff

We are happy to inform you that your campaign has been awarded the 2022 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. Thank you again for advocating for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind, if elected.

Letter to the editor: Harlin and McGill understand early childhood needs

July 28, 2022
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Su White, Lincoln

Thoughtful understanding of both early childhood education and what the public education system offers to both students and communities is important in understanding the needs of the families, children, and students who live all across the county. Jubliee McGill, (has) this understanding and (is) developing new visions that can be among the new faces in the legislature in January. If elected, (she) will join our early childhood champions from Addison County in Montpelier. Ruth Hardy, Robin Scheu, Amy Sheldon, Matt Birong, Diane Lanpher, Mari Cordes, and Caleb Elder are each reliable advocates for our schools and early childhood programs.

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Planned Parenthood endorses Jubilee McGill

July 1, 2022
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Page Feeser

Congratulations! I am writing to inform you that you have earned the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund IE PAC in this 2022 election cycle. We are very excited to support candidates like you who are committed to a person’s right to make their own decisions about their health care, as well as to prioritizing equitable, unwavering access to sexual and reproductive health care for all. Especially now in this post-Roe era, we need to protect reproductive rights in Vermont by passing the Reproductive Liberty Amendment in November.

A raise in the wage long overdue

01/16/2020
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Jubilee McGill & Joan Javier-Duval

Editor's note: This commentary is by Jubilee McGill, an active leader in Rights & Democracy and a member of the Vermont Raise the Wage Coalition, and the Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and president of the board of Vermont Interfaith Action, a member of the Vermont Raise the Wage Coalition.

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