Montpelier - Vermonters from every corner of the State will be gathering at the State House on Friday, May 1st to demand that our policymakers consider healthcare as a human right and not a commodity for profit. This demonstration is likely to be the biggest protest of its kind in Vermont history, quite possibly even the nation as well.
Well over a thousand people are expected to attend this historic first-of-its-kind rally. The rally is being coordinated by the Vermont Worker's Center in Burlington, Vermont, and is also sponsored by over 80 different organizations. There will be musical performances, street theater, giant puppets, games, and guest speakers. Invited speakers include Senator Bernie Sanders, and Dr. Deb Richter, a Montpelier physician, who has long been campaigning for health care for all Vermonters. In addition, there will also be many other prominent politicians, faith community leaders, activists and thousands of other Vermonters who are committed to creating a health care system that will cover all Vermonters no matter what their economic status or their jobs are.