The Vermont GOP will hold a “Let’s Go Brandon” rally Saturday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 – 5 pm in Central Park in Brandon, hometown of newly elected chair Paul Dame.
Dame was elected chair and Rep. Samantha Lefebvre of Orange vice-chair at the annual meeting of the state party committee last Saturday in South Burlington. He succeeds Deb Billado, who has served since 2016.
The chant ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ has become a euphemism for a more profane chant about Biden heard at sport events and other public gatherings nationwide. “President Biden has done nothing to help the people of Vermont, so Vermont Republicans are going to do something to support the people of Vermont. And we’re going to start in my own home town – Brandon, Vermont,” Dame announced Monday.
We are having hats, T-shirts and bumper stickers designed and printed as locally as possible as our first step to make a small contribution to the local economy,” Dame said. “Due to supply chain issues, there are limited quantities and sizes available, but you can go online starting today to purchase your merchandise and support Brandon, VT. A portion of all the proceeds of sales made for this rally will be going to a designated charity in Brandon, and we have chosen the Brandon Area Emergency Food Shelf.
The rally will be from 3:30-5pm, and after the rally Dame is encouraging folks to stick around and choose one of the great dining options in Brandon. They’ve got everything from award-winning fine dining at Cafe Provence to simple and reliable Brandon House of Pizza. All within walking distance of the green.
Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register at http://www.vtgop.org, and while supplies last they can order merchandise for pick up on Saturday at the Rally. There also will be other options to order merchandise for delivery at a later date, he said.
Dame is a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon. The former legislator lives in Essex Junction. At Saturday’s meeting, the state leadership of the VT GOP got younger. A third Young Republican, Michael Valdez of Stowe, was added as an at-large member of the executive committee. Along with the House Republican Caucus appointee of Rep. Casey Toof, and the Youth Chair who will be elected at the next Youth Committee Meeting, nearly half of the Executive Committee will be under 40.