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My name is Ben Mitchell and I’m your insurgent, anti-corporate Congressional candidate, bringing the principle of Democracy back to the Democratic Party by putting people first.

I need your support to win the nomination to represent you in the U.S. House of Representatives in the August 14th Democratic Primary.

A vote for me is a vote against the lethargic, corporation-dominated Democratic Party we have watched fail again and again to meet Vermonter’s basic needs — what our Constitution calls the General Welfare, the good of the people, not just the 1 percent.  

I bring an unshakeable commitment to social and economic justice, racial and gender equality, and the idea that men and women, united around the common good, will always prevail against the forces of cynicism and greed.

I stand with you against corporate-financed democracy. To that end, I pledge that I will accept no corporate contributions to this campaign. We will be funded solely by individuals and organizations who share our values and ideals. One cannot take money from the health insurance lobby and the pharmaceutical industry and maintain distance from the system that perpetuates inequality and places profit above human dignity. We will accept no such contributions.

2018 presents the opportunity to ride the wave of true passion, awakened by the criminal acts, moral turpitude, and incompetence of this presidential administration. We must turn our backs on corporate-funded democracy and return to a government that derives its authority from you and me. We the people.

As a member of SPUSA and Liberty Union, I've been a Democratic Socialist candidate for over a decade. 2018 is my first time to enter a Democratic Primary.

Here is the link to my C-SPAN page, highlighting some past debates.


Mitchell For Congress

PO Box 807

Bellows Falls VT 05101



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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00 AM

The Bigotry of Normal

Here is an article written by Ben Mitchell. 

Once traditionally considered disabilities, conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, and autism actually represent the diversity of neurological processing styles. But will the educational community catch on and respect people — students and teachers alike — as neurological minorities?

Friday, March 9, 2018 12:00 AM

F-35 wrong for Vermont

The history of the F-35 that includes decades of delay and massive cost overruns still has not produced a reliable plane – what if all this catches up with us and the F-35 is cancelled? Ponder this: If the entire F-35 program fails on its merits, will VTANG still have a mission? Buddha says there are three things you can never hide: “the Sun, the Moon and the Truth.”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Burlington Says Yes! To Opposing the F-35

Should city officials be advised to oppose the F-35 basing at the airport? Agree (6,482 - 5,238). The little city that said "no" to municipal imperialism and Military Industrial Boondoggles. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018 8:42 PM

Ben and Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen arrested during F-35 protest

Ben and Jerry's Homemade Inc. co-founder Ben Cohen was arrested in downtown Burlington Saturday afternoon for repeatedly violating the city's noise ordinances while holding a "public demonstration" about the F-35 fighter planes,

Monday, February 26, 2018 12:00 AM

US Military Intervention in Vermont Town Meeting

Adjutant General, Steven A. Cray has been misleading the public in order to sway a civilian vote, threatening the jobs of the people who serve under him in full uniform. He appears to be lying, and that is a violation of Army Regulation 600-20.

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