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We are inviting you to help us make history. Last year began with the Arab Spring and the Wisconsin Uprising and ended with the birth of the Occupy Wall Street/99% protests, which dramatically changed the political landscape in our country and the world. Vermont’s breakthrough for universal healthcare has inspired people across the country. Now, we believe Vermont can catalyze change nationwide by leading the country in a broad movement for human rights and sustainable communities.
Through a unified campaign that we call “Put People First: One Movement for People and the Planet,” we can build the people power that will be necessary to realize the first universal healthcare system in the country, to take the boldest actions possible in addressing the climate crisis, to build resilient community-based food systems which meet the needs of the people and the land, to expand workers’ rights, disability rights and to obtain social justice for immigrants. We will be able to create public policy that puts people first and meets the needs of our communities. Most of all, we will establish the kind of real democracy that we will need to meet any challenge that we face.
You can help make the creation of this powerful social movement happen. By working together, in a coordinated, unified effort, we multiply our power. Please join us and sign up for these events.
May 1- Put People First March & Rally: One Movement for People & the Planet. As part of a national day of action thousands of Vermonters will converge on the Statehouse in Montpelier with a number of key legislative fights still underway and connecting a broad range social, economic, environmental, worker, immigrant and disability justice struggles into one huge march and rally.
Aug 31 - Sept 2: The People’s Convention: One Movement for People & the Planet. Massive grassroots cross movement event which will stand in contrast to and serve as a people’s alternative to the corporate influenced and controlled political process.
Many struggles, one movement!
Vermont Workers’ Center
Vermont Center of Independent Living
Green Mountain Self-Advocates
Mobile Home Park Residents For Equality & Fairness
Vermont Sierra Club
NOFA - VT
Planned Parenthood Northern New England
VT Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals Local 5221
Vermont Interfaith Action
Green Mountain Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
Students Stand Up! (Students for Peace and Global Justice)
Occupy Central Vermont
United Electrical Workers Local 203 (City Market)
United Electrical Workers Local 255 (Hunger Mountain Food Coop)
United Electrical Workers Local 267 (UVM, Service and Maintenance)
United Electrical Workers Local 208 (Vermont Service Center in St, Albans)
Peace and Justice Center
Vermont Progressive Party