Rutland Herald & Times Argus Editorial on Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign

Rutland Herald & Times Argus, October 8, 2009

Inherent Compassion

The campaign by Vermont activists to push for a single-payer health care system for the state of Vermont begins with a moral imperative and moves to a practical proposal.

Rutland People's Forum on Healthcare draws 85+ participants, lead story in Rutland Herald

10.7.09 108_1_0.JPGRUTLAND HERALD: Is health care a human right?
Campaign makes case for universal care at forum

By Brent Curtis Staff Writer - Published: October 7, 2009

RUTLAND - With conditions here and there, every legislator in the room Tuesday night agreed that health care was a "right" — or at least a "national value."

The Vermont Workers' Center and Michael Moore's new film "Capitalism: A Love Story"

medium_hbuck 001.jpgAt the Savoy Theater in Montpelier and Merrill's Roxy in Burlington, Vermont Workers' Center leaders have been tabling at showings of Michael Moore's new film "Capitalism: A Love Story". People leave the film wanting to take action to change this unjust system. We've collected lots of healthcare is a human right postcards from movie viewers and talked to lots of people about getting involved.

We encourage you to see the film and join us tabling at the theater! Contact if you have any questions or if you are interested in helping out.

Watch the trailer.

Read Naomi Klein's interview titled "Michael Moore: America's Teacher"

Check show times at the Savoy Theater and Merrill's Roxy.

Vermont Public Radio report on Healthcare is A Human Right Campaign

VPR: "Forums push single-payer health plan" Thursday, 10/01/09


(Host) A Burlington group that advocates for workers is holding a series of forums around the state to persuade lawmakers that they should adopt a single-payer health care plan.

VPR's Ross Sneyd has more.

(Sneyd) The Vermont Workers' Center is already disappointed in the health care debate in Washington.
James Haslam is director of the center.

Brattleboro Reformer artice on Bratteboro People's Forum on Healthcare

Legislators vow to push health care

Sept 30, 2009
By Chris Garofolo, Brattleboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO -- Under pressure from two of the state’s most active health care advocate groups, six Windham County lawmakers vowed to push for a universal health care bill when they return to Montpelier next January.
The five Democrats and one Progressive voiced their opinions at the Tuesday night People’s Forum on Health Care at Brattleboro Union High School.

150+ Chittenden County Residents Fill the Imani Center for Healthcare is a Human Right People's Forum

medium_DSCF6666.JPGOver 150 community members participated in a forum on our Human Right to Helathcare last night at the Imani Center in the Old North End of Burlington. Nearly a dozen Chittenden Co. Legislatures were present, mainly to listen, as the focus was on the voices of the people.

Just Announced: Key US Social Forum Organizer to Visit Vermont October 8

mlg.jpegMichael Leon Guerrero of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance will be speaking at the University of Vermont on "The Road to Detroit: The US Social Forum and Grassroots Reponses to the Economic and Environmental Crisis," at 7pm in the John Dewey Lounge in Old Mill, UVM. Mr. Guerrero is one of the key organizers of the US Social Forum, and also a member of the International Council of the World Social Forum. The event is sponsored by the Vermont Workers' Center, the Student Labor Action Project and Students for Peace and Global Justice, and will also include speakers from local organizations.

VWC Travels to Pittsburgh for G-20

VWC at G-20A small delegation from the Vermont Workers' Center travelled to Pittsburgh last week to join thousands of others in demanding that the G-20 address the financial crisis by bailing out the people, not the banks. In addition to joining the peaceful mass march on Friday the 25th, VWC members participated in the People's Voices activities with grassroots organizations from Pittsburgh, around the nation, and around the world. More coverage is available on the Grassroots Global Justice website.

People's Forums on Healthcare, Next Up Brattleboro, Burlington and Rutland

The Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign, coordinated by the Vermont Workers' Center is organizing a series of healthcare forums with local state legislators around Vermont. The forums will include personal testimonies, presentations on the human right to healthcare and how Vermont can lead the way when the federal health reform falls short of solving the current crisis.

WINDHAM COUNTY 7pm, Tuesday, Sept 29, Brattleboro Union High School, Multi-purpose Room
CHITTENDEN COUNTY 7pm, Thurs, Oct 1, Imani Youth & Family Center, 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington