To date this piece has run in the following places:
Vermont Digger: http://vtdigger.org/2014/09/18/james-haslam-peoples-climate-march-import...
Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/columnists/ci_26517034/people-s-climate-...
On February 13, 2012 over 150 people with the Put People First Campaign turned out to 14 VT interactive television sites to speak at the state budget hearings for the Joint Legislative Appropriations Committees. People testified sharing their personal stories. Their message to legislators was that we're here together to do the hard work of transforming the way our state creates its budget to build a system that puts people first and meets all our human rights.
In Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Protests, the Vermont Workers' Center is organizing rallies across the state as well as a trip to New York City. As part of our Put People First campaign we are standing together with people around the country. Join us in:
Sunday, October 9, 12:30 pm, Burlington City Hall Park
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm, Burlington City Hall Park
Saturday, October 15th, 2pm, Wells Fountain Park
Saturday, October 15h, 3:30pm, City Hall Steps
Workers’ Center takes on ‘People’s Budget’
By Thatcher Moats
VERMONT PRESS BUREAU - Published: June 10, 2011
MONTPELIER — A nonprofit grassroots group that rallied thousands of Vermonters to support health care reform legislation with its “health care is a human right” campaign is laying the groundwork for another political push with a different focus: state budget and tax policies.
New campaign calls for state budget to put people’s rights and needs first
Vermont Workers’ Center launches Put People First! The People’s Budget Campaign