Incredible turnout for Bernie Sanders Events in Southern VT

This weekend the Vermont Workers' Center Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign participated in 7 Southern Vermont Town Hall Meetings with Senator Bernie Sanders. Well over 1,000 people participated in the events in Bennington, West Dover, Bellows Falls, Putney, Westminster, Springfield and Woodstock. Local members of the Vermont Workers' Center spoke about the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign on the panel alongside Bernie at each event.

Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign Marches in Barre Heritage Parade Saturday July 24th

Barre Heritage.Float_.fronthalf. 7.24.10_0.jpgAbout 20 members of the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign marched in the "We're all in the same boat" float through the streets of Barre in the Heritage Parade. Next up for the campaign is a series of events with Bernie Sanders in Southern VT and the Bennington Battle Day Parade. See more info on our calendar.

March with Healthcare Is a Human Right at the Warren 4th Parade

Warren 4th of July
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Healthiness

Come support the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign at the Warren 4th of July. We will be marching with our "WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT" float and wearing our red t-shirts. The more people we have marching with us, the better. So come join us. Invite your family, friends, or anyone who is interested in the campaign. All are welcome, including dogs.

NHPR: "An Interesting Turn For Healthcare In Vermont"

New Hampshire Public Radio's "The Exchange" host Laura Knoy presents a segment about the recently-passed "Healthy Vermont Bill" (S.88). It features guest speakers Bob Kinzel of the Vermont Public Radio, Geoffrey Norman of the conservative blog "Vermont Tiger" and our own James Haslam, VWC director and lead organizer for the "Healthcare Is A Human Right" campaign.

Click here to listen to the recorded audio stream of this broadcast (courtesy of NHPR and Blip.TV)

Press Release - Vermont Will Lead the Way in Healthcare

[photo by Eesha Williams,]

Vermont Will Lead the Way in Healthcare

MONTPELIER - Vermonters from all across the state converged on the statehouse on May 1st in a demonstration to show that Vermont can and should be the first state in the nation to recognize healthcare as a human right and providing it as a public good by implementing a single-payer, universal healthcare system.