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The Dr Dynasaur 2.0 campaign is a coalition effort launched on December 9th, 2015 at the Mule Bar in Winooski, Vermont.

Dr Dynasaur 2.0 campaign members currently include:

AARP Vermont, American Cancer Society, League of Cities and Towns, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Vermont NEA, Main Street Alliance, Voices for Vermont’s Children, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, American Federation of Teachers/United Professions of Vermont.

To join the Dr Dynasaur 2.0 campaign, an organization must only support asking the 2016 legislature to pass a bill to study expanding Dr Dynasaur to every Vermonter 26 and under.

The Campaign is led by a steering committee currently composed of:

Colin Robinson Political Action Director of Vermont NEA, the state’s largest union with members in virtually every town in Vermont. The union’s 12,000 members spend their days working with and for Vermont’s children, ensuring that they have the best schools to prepare them for happy, productive lives. Vermont-NEA and its members have played a significant leadership role in state-based health care reform efforts for over 25 years.

Lindsay DesLauriers is the state director of Main Street Alliance in Vermont, a national network of state-based small business organizations. MSA works with partners and affiliates in 15 states to engage and mobilize small business owners on a range of issues, advancing a small business values frame that links the interests of business owners to the needs of the communities that sustain them. Main Street Alliance has built a network of committed small business leaders whose words and actions are shaping public debates and impacting policy in key arenas including health care, job quality, responsible taxes, immigration reform, and money in politics. Founded in 2014, the Vermont Chapter of Main Street Alliance conducts education, outreach, and leadership development to bring small business owners to the table to speak for themselves about policies and issues that impact Vermonters.

Currently, funding for the Dr Dynasaur 2.0 Campaign comes from the NEA and the Alliance for a Just Society.

Peter Sterling is the Dr Dynasaur 2.0 Campaign Director. Peter has 19 years of experience in Vermont with media relations and grassroots organizing in Vermont running issue campaigns including campaign finance reform, supporting family dairy farms, prescription drug price reform and protecting wilderness on federal lands.

In November 2005, Peter began work as the organizer of the Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security, a 21 member-group coalition that was the driving force behind the landmark health care reform law passed creating Catamount Health in Vermont 's 2006 legislative session. For the next eight years, the Campaign was behind many additional health care changes such as extending free dental care to pregnant women under 200%FPL, advancing a excise tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity and leading Vermont to become one of only two states in the nation to enact a state subsidy program to supplement the federal subsidies available under the Affordable Care Act. Peter was also Congressman Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Manager in 2002.


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