Artu will organize a meeting on Saturday | Local News


BRATTLEBORO — Wichie Artu, who is running for the Vermont Senate to represent Windham County, is having his first public appearance since announcing his candidacy last month.

Artu will host a meet and greet Saturday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion at 32 Linden St. in Brattleboro.

“Wichie is our first queer Puerto Rican nominee and is living her rural queer dream with her husband, Dr. Ike Leslie, on their farm in the charming community of Athens, Vermont,” the campaign said. “The event aims to be a non-partisan community gathering. We hope people from all walks of life can attend.”

Sherry Maher of Post Oil Solutions and Brattleboro Winter Farmer’s Market will be one of the guest speakers.

The event will also include ASL and Spanish interpreters, food from Cai’s Dim Sum, a cash bar and free soft drinks, and local entertainment and activities for kids and families.

Artu will answer questions submitted via event RSVPs and plans to speak about his deep commitment and foresight to Windham County. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with Wichie, possibly other current state senate candidates, and other community leaders and members.


Proof of vaccination will be required to participate in the event. Masking will be optional.


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