(NOTE: Economists' letter and financing plan attached below).
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2015
Over 100 economists call on Vermont to move forward with universal health care; new financing plan shows a way
This week, we're excited to welcome Hollis Dale to staff as our new Administrative Coordinator!
Originally from the Southeast of the United States (Georgia and North Carolina), Hollis has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past seven years until moving to Central Vermont 2 months ago.
This January has been a busy month for the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign! In case you missed it, here's a quick review of some top media media coverage to kick off the new year.
Today, Healthcare is a Human Right supporters were back at the statehouse calling for transparency and participation in the process of developing equitable financing for Green Mountain Care.
For Immediate Release:January 15 2015
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vermont Human Rights Council calls for a budget that advances equity and dignity
Groups issue response to Governor’s budget address
Today, faith leaders held a powerful press conference at the Vermont statehouse, laying out the moral case for moving forward on universal healthcare. Featured below are some of the speakers:
Rabbi Joshua Chason, who pointed out that "Healthcare as a human right is basic compassion, which is...the essence of all religious traditions."
“We realized that we were the victims of a broken promise … our hopes had been blasted… We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963