See this page for up to date information about Put People First Community Meetings.
Information about each community meeting can also be found at workerscenter.org/calendar.
Is your community struggling to meet your basic needs? Do you have difficulty accessing healthcare, childcare, safe affordable housing, healthy food, a good job with a livable wage? Can you imagine a Vermont that puts people first so that all our human rights are respected and our needs are met?
This Fall, the Put People First Campaign - a project of the Vermont Workers' Center - began holding a series of community meetings throughout the state. We're bringing together members of our communities to hear from each other what challenges we are facing and how we can come together to solve them.
-Share the struggles you and your community are facing
-Join with other people in your community to find solutions that put people first
-Watch the trailer for our new film on Irene and the struggle to build back better.
-Participate in a "Take Action" Fair
Meetings have been held in Hardwick (Oct 27), Barre (Nov 1), Middlebury (Nov 9), Burlington (Nov 17), Newport (Dec 1) and Bennington (Dec 7).
Brattleboro:Special MLK Day Community Meeting January 16th, 6 pm, Agape Christian Fellowship Church
White River Junction: Hartford High School, Wednesday, January 25th, from 6-8:30pm. Snow date Feb 1st
St. Johnsbury: Tuesday January 26th, 6pm- Catamount Arts Center
Rutland: Wednesday January 25th 6pm - Rutland Free Library - Fox Room
Community meeting for St. Albans forum to be announced. Check back here for the latest updates.
If your organization would like sponsor these community meetings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our organizational sign on form online here: workerscenter.org/organization
Sponsors include: Vermont Center of Independent Living (VCIL), United Professions of Vermont (AFT), Vermont Early Educators United and Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO.
If you are have questions abou the community meetings, please contact email@example.com.
Out of respect for people with multiple chemical sensitivities, please refrain from using chemically-scented products when attending this event. For ASL interpreters and disability-related requests, please contact Joyce Werntgen (802-229-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 5 days before the event.