Put People First Candidate Forums

Join your neighbors as we share our stories of the interconnected human rights crises in Vermont, explain what we expect from our elected officials, and put the legislative candidates on notice that we will hold them accountable to our human rights vision of government that puts people first. We need healthcare as a human right, a People’s Budget,  respect for the rights of workers, transportation and mobility options for all, a healthy environment and livable planet, and for all of us to be treated with dignity, including those of us who are immigrants and have disabilities. These forums will be hosted by the Vermont Human Rights Council, and are part of a statewide grassroots initiative to build a movement for human rights and real democracy.

Sponsors of the forums include:
Vermont Workers' Center, Migrant Justice, 350 Vermont, Vermont Early Educators United-AFT, United Professions of Vermont, Vermont AFL-CIO, Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals- AFT, Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), Green Mountain Self Advocates, Voices for Vermont's Children, Red Clover Climate Justice, Vermont Homecare Workers United- AFSCME, United Health Care Workers East- SEIU

Tuesday, October 9th
6:00-8:00 pm, Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro
6:00-8:00 pm, Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, 10 Court St., Rutland

Wednesday, October 10th
6:00-8:00 pm, Montpelier High School (Gymnasium), 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

Sunday, October 14th 
2:00-4:00 pm, Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury

Wednesday, October 17th 
7:00-9:00 pm, Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, 123 North St., Burlington
6:00-8:00 pm, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St., Middlebury

Thursday, October 18th 
6:00-8:00 pm, Johnson State College (Ellsworth Room), College Hill Road, Johnson

Friday, October 19th
5:30-7:30 pm, Hartford High School, 37 Highland Ave., Hartford

Wednesday, October 24th
6:00-8:00 pm, Vermont Veterans Home (Christ Room),  325 North St., Bennington
6:00-8:00 pm, Municipal Building Gym, 222 Main St., Newport

Thursday, October 25th
6:00-8:00 pm, Albert D. Lawton School, 104 Maple St., Essex Junction
6:00-8:00pm, Vermont Technical College, 124 Main St., Randolph Center

Tuesday, October 30th
*CANCELED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER* 7:00-9:00pm, BFA Performing Arts Center, 71 S. Main St., St. Albans

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