On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders won Vermont's Democratic primary in a landslide victory, with 115,863 votes. Unfortunately, Donald Trump also won Vermont, taking home 19,968 votes. We can't let Trump's hateful and racist rhetoric drive the direction of Vermont politics, and we need you to show our leaders it's time for an agenda that supports working families.
Please join Rights & Democracy for a press conference to launch "Raise Up Vermont", a new grassroots campaign to call on elected leaders to build an economy that works for ALL of us.
As Rebecca Haslam, Vermont’s 2015 State Teacher of the Year and RAD Advisor said in her speech at Bernie Sanders' Super Tuesday rally, "the political revolution isn’t about one candidate; it is about a movement, and the movement has to start right here in Vermont. We are at ground zero of the political revolution." She asked us, "Are we willing to fight for economic justice? Are we willing to fight for a universal health care system that actually works for everybody? Are we willing to fight for racial justice and equity in schools and in our communities?"
If we are going to change the political discourse in this country, we need to come together to create the solutions our communities need. Join us.
When: 10:00am, Wednesday March 9, 2016
Where: Cedar Creek Room, Montpelier State House
Speakers Include: Sen. Anthony Pollina (D/P - Washington Co), Rep. Jean O’Sullivan (D - Burlington), Michelle Salvador of Worcester, VT (Chair, Rights & Democracy), John Moran of Wardsboro, VT (former co-chair, Working Vermonters Caucus), Mari Cordes, RN of Lincoln, VT (Vice-president of AFT Vermont), Matt Durocher (Carpenters Union Local 1996), and Michelle Fay, Voices of Vermont’s Children.
“We need action on the current bills in the State House to move the minimum wage towards a livable wage, to prevent workers from being misclassified as independent contractors, and for paid family leave,” said Michelle Salvador of Worcester, VT and Rights & Democracy Board Chair in a recent statement.
We hope to see you there to show the energy and excitement behind the movement for working families.