Take Action Tuesday: Economic Justice in Vermont

Roads, the internet, power lines, libraries, schools, public safety, parks. Previous generations supported and built these important assets for us - collectively - in hopes of making our lives a little better.

How? Taxes.

On this week’s Take Action Tuesday Call (see call-in details below), RAD’s Lead Organizer Elise Greaves will be joined by Jill Charbonneau, past President of the Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO, and currently President of Vermont State Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

With a history of fighting for economic justice, Charbonneau will offer tips on how keep fighting even when forces seem aligned against you.

RAD knows that we cannot give into the fear of what might come down from Washington, DC— by either the Republican Congress or the Trump Administration—in terms of budget cuts. We know they’ll be bad, and some of our most vulnerable neighbors will suffer as a result.

That’s why we need to continue to press Gov. Phil Scott and legislative leaders to build a more just and resilient society in Vermont, and push for policies, and a state budget, that support:

  • A $15 minimum wage
  • Paid family and medical leave for all
  • Fair and just treatment of workers in the public and private sector
  • Universal health care
  • Economic development that creates clean jobs, supports climate justice and tackles climate change
  • Clean water and clean air
  • Reducing Vermont’s unnecessary prison population

Join us tomorrow night for the Take Action Tuesday!

Join by computer from 7 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET.

OR

Join the call by phone: (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 927 787 416

 

TAKE ACTION LOCALLY THIS WEEK

WED April 12th —Vermont Citizens for Justice Reform Legislative Day

10 AM - Noon, Montpelier State House, Room 11

Share your experiences with Vermont's criminal justice system, hear updates of what bills are still in play and learn advocacy techniques.

 

WED April 12th —  Youth Lobby Day

9AM - 2PM, Montpelier State House

Talk to legislators about taking action on climate change, get updates from community leaders, and more. RAD’s lead organizer Elise Greaves is giving a keynote speech around midday.

 

THUR April 13th - Shoreham Community Action Meeting

7 - 8:30 PM, Shoreham Elementary School

RAD is holding a community panel discussion on several very important issues in Vermont. Topics include: the $15/hour minimum wage, moving forward on universal health care, and the impact of new policies emanating from Washington, DC on migrant workers in Vermont’s farm communities.

 

THUR April 13th - Congress in Your Community Town Hall

7 PM,  Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, 10 Court Street, Rutland

US Rep. Peter Welch will host a congressional town hall. Bring your questions & let Rep. Welch know that we need to do more than respond in fear to the Trump Administration, but move forward on raising the minimum wage, providing universal health care, and more.

 

SAT April 15th - Tax March Burlington

1-2 PM, march starts at the top of Church Street, ends at City Hall Park

April 15th - Tax March Brattleboro

1-2 PM, march starts at Whetstone Walkway through downtown to Plaza Park

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