The Vermont Workers' Center has joined our allies with the Vermont Human Rights Council to release this statement in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement:
Twenty Second Session of the UPR
Human Rights Council April - May 2015
Submitted by: The Vermont Workers Center (“VWC”)
Contact Name: Mary Gerisch, President
Contact Phone: 802-379-6311
Contact Email: Retiredinvermont@hotmail.com
Organization website: http://www.workerscenter.org/
We would like to offer our deepest apologies for the use of imagery at the Statehouse action yesterday. The spontaneus protest brought out a lot of universal healthcare supporters who felt deeply betrayed and frustrated. The cardboard cut-out of the Governor was meant as a reference to the story Pinocchio in which the nose extended with each hypocritical statement Shumlin made during the Wednesday Dec. 17th press conference. We realize now this image comes off as reminiscent of anti-semitic propaganda.
For Immediate Release: December 18 2014
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615
Vermont residents burn healthcare bills, rally at statehouse and Green Mountain Care Board denouncing Governor’s failure to act on universal healthcare
For Immediate Release: December 17 2014
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802.363.9615, email@example.com
Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign responds to Shumlin’s failure to act on universal healthcare
Yesterday, The Atlantic published a story by Alana Samuels entitled "When raising the minimum wage isn't enough," featuring VWC member Johann Kulsic as well as VWC director James Haslam and organizer Shela Linton.