What You Can Do - This Week! - to Help Thousands of Vermonters - Rights & Democracy VT

What You Can Do - This Week! - to Help Thousands of Vermonters

We won't pass key legislation this session to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Vermonters and their families without your help — and we need you this week!

We need folks to turn out & speak up before legislators on two key priorities to help working Vermonters: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and enacting a paid family and medical leave insurance benefit.

Here's what you can do:

FIRST: Show up & speak out in favor of a $15 an hour minimum wage on Thursday, April 5, from 5-7pm, in Room 11 of the State House, at a public hearing hosted by the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee.

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This is your chance to make sure legislators hear the voices and stories of working people who know how critical it is that we win livable wages now!

Want to testify? Fill out this story form and we'll help you prepare.

Need a ride? We have vans and cars with space. Check out this link for details and sign up!

SECOND: Show up & speak out in favor of a paid family and medical leave insurance benefit on Tuesday, April 10, from 5-7pm, in Room 11 of the State House at a public hearing hosted by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs.

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Want to testify or have questions? Email ashley@mainstreetalliance.org

This legislative session is our opportunity to raise the minimum wage AND create a paid family and medical leave benefit, but only if legislators hear loud and clear from folks like you {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }}.

If you can't make these meetings, no problem: Find your legislator(s), call them, and urge them to stand with tens of thousands of working Vermonters who deserve a long overdue raise and paid time off to care for a loved one or to welcome a new child into the family.

Vermont's economy should work for everyone, not just a few.

Check out what else is happening this week in key State House committees & who's testifying for and against the issues we're championing as part of our People's Platform!

As we work to win on these, and other, issues this month plan to be in Montpelier on May 1 for a public rally at the State House. Hold the date and help us turn out folks from your community!


May Day Rally at the State House

Tuesday, May 1, State House lawn, State Street, Montpelier. Join us and rally in support of human rights and to celebrate working class power and unity. This event is being sponsored by the Vermont Human Rights Council: Vermont Workers' Center, 350 Vermont, Migrant Justice / Justicia Migrante, Vermont Center for Independent Living, UE Local 203, United Academics UVM, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, Vermont Interfaith Action, Justice For All, Peace & Justice Center, Rural Vermont, Rights & Democracy VT, Pride Center of Vermont, Green Mountain Labor Council. More details to follow!

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