Podcast: People’s Budget Report - Vermont falls short of protecting economic and social rights

Anja Rudiger & Peg Franzen discuss findings of the Vermont Workers’ Center's People's Budget Project. The report finds that the state of Vermont is neglecting its human rights obligations by cutting public services and public jobs in an economic crisis. This has had a significant negative impact on Vermonters struggling to meet their fundamental needs, especially already disadvantaged groups. Listen at: http://equaltimeradio.com/?q=node/313

Rutland Herald/Times Argus Op-Ed, VWC President Peg Franzen

Rutland Herald and Times Argus
Guest Sunday Editorial - Published: January 23, 2011

"Vermont can lead the way"

By PEG FRANZEN

We do things differently in Vermont. Rarely has there been a week that showed so clearly how independent Vermonters are from national politicking.

As federal lawmakers moved toward repealing President Obama’s health reform law, Vermont took a step toward a different and much better system.

PRESS RELEASE: Over 300 Vermonters Converge on Statehouse to Demand Universal Healthcare and Deliver More Than 4,000 Petition Signatures to Legislators

VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER - HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT CAMPAIGN
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Contact: James Haslam, (802) 272 0882, james@workerscenter.org

Over 300 Vermonters Converge on Statehouse to Demand Universal Healthcare and Deliver More Than 4,000 Petition Signatures to Legislators

When: 12:30pm, Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Where: Cedar Creek Room, Statehouse, Montpelier

Rutland Herald/Times Argus Editorial on HCHR: "An early test"

From the Pulitzer Prize Winning editorial writing of the Rutland Herald and Times Argus

Article published Jan 2, 2011
An early test

As Peter Shumlin prepares to take office this week, a sampling of the challenges facing him will already have gathered at the Statehouse in Montpelier.

The Health Care Is a Human Right campaign is planning to stage a rally Wednesday, bringing together people from around the state to demand a single-payer health care system, the kind that Shumlin has said he supports.

PRESS RELEASE: Vermonters Converge on Statehouse to Demand Universal Healthcare and Deliver Thousands of Petition Signatures to Legislators

VERMONT WORKERS’ CENTER - HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT CAMPAIGN

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Contact: James Haslam, (802) 272 0882, james@workerscenter.org, www.healthcareisahumanright.org

Vermonters Converge on Statehouse to Demand Universal Healthcare and Deliver Thousands of Petition Signatures to Legislators

When: 12:30pm, Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Where: Cedar Creek Room, Statehouse, Montpelier

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