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Human Rights Day Potluck & Write-a-thon

Join us to celebrate Human Rights Day, the 62nd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations.

The Vermont Workers' Center and Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign invite you to join us for a potluck and letter-to-the-editor Write-a-thon for our tremendous opportunity to win universal healthcare in Vermont in 2011. Ave some good food, be with good people and get resources to help draft your letter to help win healthcare for all.

7pm, VWC office, 294 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington

6pm, home of VWC leaders Peg Franzen & Joyce Werntgen

Massive Turnout for Historic Healthcare is a Human Right Rally

A Great Turnout! Despite reports of harsh thunderstorms, over a thousand Vermonters, including hundreds of nurses and other healthcare workers, converged for what is believed to be the largest weekday rally at the state capital in memory. The rally was coordinated by the Vermont Worker's Center in Burlington, Vermont, and was also endorsed by well over one hundred different organizations and dozens of faith community leaders from across the state. The event was planned as a major step to change the politics of health care reform. The invitation to Vermont state legislators for the rally said that it was not just changing what was "politically possible,” but given the economic times and the growth of the movement, the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign is making the establishment of healthcare as a basic right "politically inescapable".

Join the 10 Club for Healthcare is a Human Right

HELP US BUILD FOR THE HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT RALLY ON MAY 1 IN MONTPELIER

Healthcare is a major issue in our communities. All over the state Vermonters are working hard to build for a rally in Montpelier on May 1st that will change what is politically possible in Vermont and declare "Healthcare is a Human Right". The Vermont Workers' Center is asking as many people as possible to sign up to get 10 signatures on a petition that says "I'll Be There on May 1st" for Healthcare is a Human Right.

Healthcare Is a Human Right Statewide Organizing Committee Meeting

April 11, 2009 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

These statewide meetings planning for May 1 rally will be held in Bennington, Brattleboro, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans and Williston.

Check out directions to the Vermont Interactive Television site near you!
http://www.vitlink.org/HTML/Locations.htm

Healthcare Is a Human Right Statewide Organizing Committee Meeting

March 19, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

These statewide meetings planning for May 1st Rally will be held in Bennington, Brattleboro, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans and Williston.

Check out directions to the Vermont Interactive Television site near you!
http://www.vitlink.org/HTML/Locations.htm

Bennington Human Rights Hearing Draws Over 50

Health horror stories heard at forum
NEAL P. GOSWAMI, Staff Writer
Bennington Banner

Friday, February 20
BENNINGTON — Erica Rogers, a cancer survivor, thought her worries about health insurance would be over when she was approved for the state's new Catamount Health plan.

"I thought, 'this is going to be great, I finally have health insurance' — until I got the bill," she said Thursday during a forum on health care sponsored by the Vermont Workers' Center.

Different stories

Healthcare Is a Human Right Rally

May 1, 2009 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the Vermont Workers' Center and hundreds of Vermonters at the Statehouse in Montpelier to demand that the legislature recognize healthcare as a human right. The rally will start at Noon on the Statehouse lawn. Transportation is being organized across the state, if you want to learn more and make sure you get a ride to the rally call us at 861-2877. There is more information at www.workerscenter.org/healthcare

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