VT People's Platform

We are united to fight for and secure our rights to build a true democracy. Rights guarantee that we all have what we need to live, and a true democracy gives voice to those rights.

We embrace our shared humanity and commit ourselves to a unified struggle to claim our rights, build collective power, and achieve systemic change for ourselves and our planet.

We envision a society with human rights and a vibrant democracy at its core, and our work to bring that society into existence is guided by a commitment to equity, universality, solidarity, justice, accountability and transparency, power, sustainability, and freedom:

Our People's Platform includes:

_15_bubble.pngFair Pay: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour (H. 93S. 40)  

HC_bubble.pngHealthcare Justice: Implement an equitably and publicly financed system of health care as a human right for all as envisioned in Act 48, Vermont's 2011 health care law, and pass Universal Primary Care (H.248 and S. 53)

famli_logo.pngProtect Workers and familiesEnact paid family and medical leave (H. 196 and S. 82) and strengthen enforcement against worker misclassification (S. 73)

Decarcerate_bubble.pngDecarcerate Vermont: Support reforms to our criminal justice system to end systemic racial bias and enable a humane approach to justice (H.150H.108H.291)

Fist_bubble.pngRacial Justice: Ensure the recommendations of the newly created Racial Justice Oversight Board are followed in order to address implicit racial bias in our criminal justice system and other state institutions in Vermont by supporting the creation of an Equity Commission for the Mitigation of Systemic Racism (S.281)

trans_symbol.jpgGender Justice: Protect women's right to control their own bodies and destinies, advance gender pay equity, and advance more equitable public accommodations for transgender people in Vermont. (H. 333)

Clean_Water_bubble.pngClean water, clean air, and clean soils for all - Invest in the infrastructure and protections necessary to ensure these key human and environmental rights

Energy_Democracy_bubble.pngEnergy Democracy: Empower communities to move toward a 100-percent renewable energy economy while prioritizing opportunities for local ownership and democratic participation in shaping our just transition away from fossil fuels.

scales_symbol.jpgFair Taxation: Make our tax structure more progressive by creating an education property tax that is adjusted by income for all taxpayers (S. 58)

Clean_Elections_bubble.pngClean Elections: Stop the bribery by closing the revolving door between elected office and lobbying. Give every voter a voice by empowering voters to rank their top candidates to avoid “spoiler candidates” and fix our broken public campaign finance system.

Indigenous Rights: Officially recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day (H. 488, S. 83)

125 signatures


Will you sign?

  • signed 2018-01-07 18:38:05 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-05 18:12:14 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-05 17:34:55 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-05 16:09:10 -0500
    Nancy Potak
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-05 15:25:30 -0500
    Sign the petition: VT People's Platform. It's time to work together to achieve the state we all want!
  • signed 2018-01-05 15:24:10 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-04 09:33:08 -0500
    This is a good first step back to our Democratic policies that seemed to be moving us forward, until we were met with this present administration which brought us back to before Roosevelts era.
  • signed 2017-12-06 21:19:36 -0500
  • signed 2017-12-05 18:03:19 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-29 23:56:32 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-28 21:52:31 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-16 23:21:57 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 17:01:55 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 16:39:55 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-11 23:05:26 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-08 12:45:00 -0500
    Please add stopping F-35 basing at the Burlington airport and endorse the petition to put this issue on the ballot for Burlington Town Meeting. This is a health and safety issue for thousands of Vermont families living near the airport. Also, ending the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars of our taxes each year to the military industrial complex is essential to providing healthcare justice, debt-free higher education, affordable housing, upgraded infrastructure and a fast conversion to renewable energy instead of continuing with wars for oil and massive amounts of oil used for wars.
  • signed 2017-11-08 12:25:48 -0500
    Ted Kreider
  • signed 2017-11-08 09:28:49 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-08 09:16:13 -0500
  • signed via 2017-11-06 12:52:19 -0500
  • signed 2017-10-25 17:22:01 -0400
  • signed 2017-10-25 10:04:47 -0400
    To only reference the moral and existential crisis of continued fossil-fuel use with a call for “clean water, clean air, and clean soils” or a call for “moving communities to 100% renewables” is NOT ENOUGH. Active resistance and obstruction of the fossil-fuel megastructure must be front and center of a unified progressive movement if we are to survive to worry about fair pay and benefits, and any kind of racial and gender justice.
  • signed 2017-10-02 11:04:39 -0400
    I support all you are trying to do. I feel we need $15 an hour minimum pay right now to keep up with the cost of living. We may not get it this soon, but a larger increase should happen real soon.
  • signed 2017-09-24 21:05:29 -0400
    Gene Bergman
  • signed 2017-09-24 09:06:41 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-23 18:59:31 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-22 10:22:28 -0400
    Susan L Deppe, MD
  • signed 2017-09-22 08:59:17 -0400
    Erin Rose
  • signed 2017-09-21 19:47:26 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-20 22:01:59 -0400


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