Press Releases

RELEASE: Strength of the Storm Premier in Barre

VERMONT WORKERS' CENTER - PUT PEOPLE FIRST!

Website: www.strengthofthestorm.org

On Saturday January 28th, the stars of the new film “Strength of the Storm”--the first feature-length movie made about about Tropical Storm Irene’s impact on Vermont--will join the Vermont Workers’ Center and filmmaker Rob Koier for the film’s premier at the Old Labor Hall in Barre, Vermont.

WHAT: “Strength of the Storm” Premiere. Premiere of first film about Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont.

Vermont Farm Worker Danilo Lopez Receives Human Rights Hero Award at Human Rights Conference drawing hundreds of Vermonters

Saturday, December 10- Burlington, VT-- After being arrested and detained just 3 months ago Danilo Lopez was recognized for his work standing up for the human rights of Vermont's migrant workers at a big Human Rights Conference on Saturday. Upon receiving the award Lopez told the packed house of at least 300 Vermonters, who gave him a rowdy standing ovation, "Thanks to all the support and solidarity we are creating important human rights changes for all.

Press Release: Dec 10th hundreds expected for Human Rights for 99% Day of Action

UPDATE: Over 350 registrations so far and more are pouring in. Organizers expect more than 500 people will participate.

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DATE: December 9, 2011

CONTACT:
Ashley Wolf, Students for Peace and Global Justice (Students Stand Up), 732-552-8107
James Haslam, VT Workers’ Center, 802-272-0882

Human Rights For The 99%:
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Occupy Wall Street and national grassroots organizers join hundreds in Vermont for Human Rights Day Conference
hosted by Students for Peace and Global Justice (Students Stand Up) and Vermont Workers' Center

Vermonters Organize Demonstration and Vigil for Racially Profiled Farmworker Leaders after Three Arrests of Demonstrators at Middlesex State Police Station

Vermonters Organize Demonstration and Vigil for Racially Profiled Farmworker Leaders after Three Arrests of Demonstrators at Middlesex State Police Station

**************For Immediate Release****************

WHAT:  Demonstration and Vigil for Racially Profiled/ Arrested farmworkers
WHO:  Vermont Migrant Solidarity Project, Vermont Workers' Center, community allies
WHERE: 80 Main St., Richford, VT
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 6 pm
WHY: To stand in solidarity with arrested workers, protest violation of anti-bias policing, unjust immigration policy

Public Senate Hearing Shows Overwhelming Support For Universal Healthcare

Montpelier, VT -- Statehouse -- Vermonters from all over the state turned out for a major public hearing on Vermont’s new universal healthcare bill, H.202. The Vermont Senate Health & Welfare Committee held the hearing on the bill in the main chamber of the Statehouse one week after H.202 passed in the Vermont House of Representatives by a 92 - 49 vote. Over fifty Vermonters testified overwhelmingly in support of the bill and demanded bold action to begin treating healthcare as a human right, provided as a public good.

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign welcomes passage of universal healthcare bill (H. 202) by Vermont House--Vermont Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare a Human Right

Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign welcomes passage of universal healthcare bill (H. 202) by Vermont House--Vermont Takes Step Towards Making Healthcare a Human Right

Montpelier, VT -- Statehouse -- On Wednesday, March 23, members of the grassroots Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign cheered on as the Vermont House of Representatives voted 92 - 49 to pass the universal healthcare bill, H.202. The House bill passed as a result of thousands of Vermonters speaking out and demanding that healthcare be treated as a human right and provided as a public good.

Vermont Workers’ Center launches Put People First! The People’s Budget Campaign

Vermont Workers’ Center launches Put People First! The People’s Budget Campaign

Barre, VT -- On Saturday, March 19, at a Town Meeting on the Economy with US Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Workers’ Center officially launched a new campaign called “Put People First! The People’s Budget Campaign. The campaign takes aim at the failed policy of responding to the state’s revenue crisis by cutting necessary public services instead of restoring revenues — in effect balancing the state budget on the backs of the most disadvantaged Vermonters and thus denying their human rights.

"Universality": HCHR Campaign Launches Second Grassroots Public Service Announcement (PSA)

“UNIVERSALITY”

Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign Launches Second Grassroots Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Online: www.workerscenter.org/psa2

Vermont - The Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign has just released the second grassroots video PSA in a series for Vermonters to share with friends, family and co-workers about the the kind of universal healthcare system we need.

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