February 20th: Take action for a people's budget

May Day Rally

Take Action: Tuesday, 20 February between 8am - 4:30pm

Governor Scott is proposing to cut subsidies for people with Vermont Health Connect silver plans, funding for the office of the Health Care Advocate and the Green Mountain Care Board, and cuts to the Developmental Services budget.

On Tuesday, the House and Senate Appropriations committees will begin the process of reviewing and voting on the proposed budget. Join the Health Care is a Human Right Campaign by calling on our elected officials to oppose cuts to healthcare and services for people with disabilities.

Step 1: Check the list below for which legislator/s to leave a message for.

Step 2: Call the Sergeant-at-Arms at (802) 828-2228. Say:

My name is _____. I’d like to leave a message for _____.

“Say no to cuts to Vermont Health Connect, Green Mountain Care Board, and Developmental Services. Health care is a human right.”

or simply:

"No cuts to healthcare or disability services. Yes to a people's budget with dignity and equity."

Tell the Sergeant-at-Arms your name, phone number, and town. Be aware, they may call you back.

Step 3: Let us know you did it by clicking this link or emailing kate@workerscenter.org

Step 4: Make a list of friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to ask to make the call. Ask them to let you know when they did and fill out the form for them or email kate@workerscenter.org

Who to leave a message for:
Addison County: 
Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; Rep. Diane Lanpher (Ferrisburg, Vergennes, Panton, Waltham, Addison only)
Bennington County: Senator Dick Sears
Chittenden County: Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ash
Caledonia County: 
Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; Rep. Martha Feltus (Lyndon, Burke, Sutton only)
Essex County: 
Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll
Grande Isle County: 
Speaker of the House Rep. Mitzi Johnson
Franklin County: 
Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; Rep. Kathleen Keenan (St. Albans City only)
Lamoille County: Senator Richard Westman; Rep. David Yacavone (for Morrisville, Elmore, Woodbury, Worcester only); Rep. Bernard Juskiewicz (for Waterville, Cambridge only)
Organge County: Appropriations committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll;
Orleans County: Senator Bobby Starr
Rutland County: Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; Rep. Peter Fagan (Rutland City only), Rep. Robert Helm
Washington County: Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; Rep. Mary Hooper (for Montpelier only)
Windham County: 
Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Jane Kitchel and Rep. Kitty Toll; 
Windsor County: Senators Alice Nitka and Dick McCormack