We are mourning. Over two years, a million people in the US lost their lives to a foreseeable pandemic—the impacts of which fell most harshly on those already struggling with poverty, systemic racism, and the social evils of our country.
How many lives could have been saved if politicians had not blocked universal healthcare from becoming a reality? How many family members would still be with us if our policy guaranteed access to housing and dignified work that kept people safe?
At the June 18th Moral Assembly, Rev. Dr. William Barber II called on marchers to stop this “policy murder”, this state violence stemming from the abandonment of the poor.
In this spirit, the Vermont Workers Center and Vermont Poor People's Campaign are holding a Memorial and Call to Action on the Statehouse Law on Sunday, September 18th.
The first hour will be the memorial and call to action, with time after to break bread and talk with our fellow mourners. By registering to attend, you'll receive email updates (for example dates and locations of art builds in preparation for the event), and an opportunity to let the planners know if there is a person you'd like to memorialize during the event.
This event is part of the Nonviolent Medicaid Army Week of Action. All are welcome to attend!