Vermont Hearing on Underage Drinking

This morning, [CR] President and founder John McCardell testified on the issue of toxic drinking in Vermont in front of the Vermont House Committee on General, Housing, and Military Affairs. Louis Porter of the Vermont Press Bureau previewed the hearing this morning in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. Dr. David Jernigan of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health also testified. State Rep. Helen Head said that their testimony would help inform the legislature about the problem in Vermont: “We thought that hearing from these experts would provide us some context in thinking about this issue,” she said.

Check out Porter’s article and read our Week in Review tomorrow for more coverage of the hearing.

One Response to “Vermont Hearing on Underage Drinking”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with alcohol education and licensing. The law which cuts 10% of federal funding if a state were not to follow the ageist drinking age must be repealed as soon as possible. It’s good to see that John McCardell testified in the Vermont legislature against the ageist drinking age which doesn’t instill alcohol responsibility among those 18-20 because of ageism. Hopefully, the Vermont legislature and other states will lower the drinking age to 18 with licensing.