Hi, I’m Nicholas Bramlage and I’m running for Vermont State House - Windsor County 4-2 and I love you, Hartford, and Vermont. We are all suffering. Many are feeling afraid and confused resulting in a desire for past comfort, but if nothing changes then nothing changes. Please stay with me for a few minutes. I am here to offer the people of Hartford my services, without any compensation, in order to build a better future. Together we can create a government that supports and empowers us, so we do not have to sacrifice our passion in order to survive, starting with Hartford, but I need your help. I can't do it all alone, please come out and vote PROGRESSIVE this election. Thank you for taking the time to learn what we can accomplish together for our Hartford, VT
I am honored to serve you.
The main questions for representatives this election are "What did you do for your community during the pandemic?" and "How did your actions demonstrate your ability to provide leadership through the inevitable future emergencies created by climate change?" Finally "How do you demonstrate your beliefs in your personal life?"
I decided to help out the government when they struggled finding masks. I worked 18 hours in March of 2020 to source, buy, and donate masks. At a time when masks were urgently needed, to flatten the curve, and nearly impossible to get. I loaded up my vehicle to max capacity, started driving, gave them to every person/business I could in the Upper Valley. I ended up donating nearly 100,000 by the end of May.
Then I thought maybe I should take a more active part and help the government permanently. I will be donating 70% of my government salary to local charities, non-profits, and activist groups that address social justice, homelessness, addiction, and survival/trauma. We can and will create a government that supports and empowers us, so we do not have to sacrifice our passion in order to survive.
Together we can create the changes Hartford Vermont needs while preserving the beautiful local environment, food, art, music, and farm culture we all love!
Together we will create social justice! We will create solutions for schools not forcing teachers or students to attend in person classes and ensure online options for both. We will seek for federal unemployment benefits to continue. We will seek hazard pay for those that are working in public. We will ensure all people have food and shelter. We will ensure all people have masks. Our lives are worth more then money!
As a martial arts instructor:
I have been training, fighting, and teaching for a long time. I know the importance of preparation and taking action during emergencies solving problems as they arise. I know the value of mental, emotional, social, and physical education and what is lacking in our public education system. With 30,000 hours and 20 years experience, I do not panic when faced with the unknown, pressure, or fear. I am trained to continue thinking, logically, and taking rational action under any circumstances. Now I am ready to fight to make Hartford, Vermont, and the US a better place for all of us.
As a Social Entrepreneur:
(Martial Arts/ Fitness, Sustainable Textiles, Children's Books)
I have created multiple successful companies focused on removing plastic waste from the planet, I have a degree in business administration (focused in science and technology), and serve on multiple non-profit boards. I know how to create new and innovative solutions to any of our society's issues. I will be prepared for any possibility known or unknown. I am not motivated by money or power. my primary purpose is to create positive changes in our community. I am prepared to make sacrifices for our people and planet.