The Vermont Workers' Center is organizing a massive grassroots cross-movement event which will serve as a people’s alternative to the corporate influenced and controlled political process.
The Vermont People’s Convention for Human Rights will be a space where hundreds of Vermont based individuals and organizations, along with regional and national partners, will gather to discuss and continue to develop a broad grassroots vision for the direction of the state and beyond.
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.
In 2011, we launched the Put People First! Campaign to start organizing our communities across issue areas and create common structural solutions.
On May Day 2012, thousands of people representing 40+ organizations came out on a rainy Tuesday to March on the Statehouse in Montpelier and demand that our state policies Put People and the Planet First.
We understand that as long as we struggle in isolation from one another, we may experience victories but will ultimately fall short of our goal. We must build power as a movement to make our vision a reality.
The Vermont People's Convention for Human Rights will be a space where hundreds of Vermont-based individuals and organizations, along with regional and national partners, will gather to develop a broad grassroots vision for the direction of the state and beyond.
The People's Convention will take place August 31 - September 2, in Burlington, Vermont. Join us for two days of workshops, kids' conference, music, optional camping, and more! For more about the convention, logistical information, and to register, visit http://vtpeoplesconvention.org/
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