HCHR supporters join faith leaders at statehouse; Rev. Potter sends blessings after last week's protest

Today, faith leaders held a powerful press conference at the Vermont statehouse, laying out the moral case for moving forward on universal healthcare. Featured below are some of the speakers:

Rabbi Joshua Chason, who pointed out that "Healthcare as a human right is basic compassion, which is...the essence of all religious traditions."

Why we took action: The moral imperative for universal healthcare

We realized that we were the victims of a broken promise … our hopes had been blasted… We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963