Raise Up Vermont - Rights and Democracy

Raise Up Vermont


For a Vermont that works for all of us,
not just the wealthy few!

1. Raise job standards by making the minimum wage a livable wage.

2. Establish family and medical leave insurance, so Vermont's working families can care for their loved ones.

3. Strengthen existing law to prevent employers denying working people the protections they are entitled to under the law by misclassifying them as "independent contractors."

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When Vermont’s families thrive, Vermont’s communities thrive. Working people in Vermont should be able to care for and support their families with dignity.

Please join Rights & Democracy in raising our voices to raise up standards for working Vermonters. Together, we can build a Vermont that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.

Who's signing

James Lockridge
William Calfee
David Hurwitz
Jubilee McGill
Julie Winn
Bob Anderson
Barbara King
Isaac Grimm
Elizabeth Sightler
Sam Mayfield
John MacLean
Kaiya Andrews
Nicole Leblanc
Kim Locke
Dottye Ricks
Mary Gagnon
Pete Benoit
Ragan Royer
Allyson Sironi
Deborah Ravelin
Alison Nihart
Dennis LaBounty
Liz Blum
Erhard C Mahnke
Michelle Salvador
Robert Ward
5,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • James Lockridge
    signed 2016-05-07 10:27:13 -0400
  • William Calfee
    signed 2016-04-10 12:46:57 -0400
  • David Hurwitz
    signed 2016-04-07 10:35:06 -0400
  • Jubilee McGill
    signed 2016-04-05 13:58:49 -0400
    My husband was only able to take three unpaid days off when our twins were born. He brought us home from the hospital and then had to go directly to work. We could not afford any additional days for him to stay and bond and help in their care while I recovered. It was a really rough time and I believe a huge factor in my developing postpartum depression and anxiety.
  • Julie Winn
    signed 2016-04-05 12:06:17 -0400
  • Bob Anderson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-30 11:55:08 -0400
    Sign the petition: Work With Dignity
  • Bob Anderson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-30 11:55:06 -0400
    Sign the petition: Work With Dignity
  • Bob Anderson
    signed 2016-03-30 11:54:50 -0400
    My daughter was stung along by her employer in part time status while working 40+ hours per week, using her employers tools and equipment, driving company vehicles, punching in on the company time clock; all the while she was promised that she would be put on full time status “soon.” It never happened! She never recieved paid sick time, health insurance, holiday pay, vacation time or retirement. All of her coworkers on full time status, recieved those benefits from the employer as part of their compensation – except for my daughter! All this time, she worked 40+ hours per week. This went on for over three years! The company is The Windham Foundation in Grafton, VT. Shame on them! IMHO.
  • Barbara King
    signed via 2016-03-25 16:14:28 -0400
  • Isaac Grimm
    signed 2016-03-14 20:44:22 -0400
  • Elizabeth Sightler
    signed 2016-03-11 23:32:29 -0500
  • Sam Mayfield
    signed 2016-03-10 10:57:36 -0500
  • John MacLean
    signed 2016-03-10 09:45:08 -0500
    John MacLean
  • Kaiya Andrews
    signed via 2016-03-09 23:07:01 -0500
    I always go to work when sick until I end up in the hospital then I lose weeks of work to recover
  • Nicole Leblanc
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-03-09 20:05:51 -0500
    Sign the petition: Work With Dignity
  • Nicole Leblanc
    signed 2016-03-09 20:05:28 -0500
  • Kim Locke
    signed 2016-03-09 17:43:32 -0500
  • Dottye Ricks
    signed 2016-03-09 12:09:22 -0500
  • Mary Gagnon
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-29 23:22:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: Work With Dignity
  • Mary Gagnon
    signed 2016-02-29 23:21:34 -0500
  • Pete Benoit
    signed 2016-02-29 15:58:06 -0500
  • Ragan Royer
    signed 2016-02-29 15:32:00 -0500
  • Allyson Sironi
    signed 2016-02-29 15:13:37 -0500
  • Deborah Ravelin
    signed 2016-02-29 13:51:52 -0500
  • Alison Nihart
    signed 2016-02-29 12:17:22 -0500
    Alison Nihart
  • Dennis LaBounty
    signed 2016-02-29 11:52:07 -0500
  • Liz Blum
    signed 2016-02-29 10:49:13 -0500
  • Erhard C Mahnke
    signed 2016-02-29 09:59:26 -0500
  • Michelle Salvador
    signed 2016-02-29 08:53:56 -0500
  • Robert Ward
    signed 2016-02-29 08:48:39 -0500


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