December 9, 2008
Contact: James Haslam, VT Workers’ Center, 802-272-0882, james@workerscenter.org
More info: www.workerscenter.org/healthcare

After Surveying 1,200 Vermonters the Workers’ Center Releases A Human Rights Day Report

Voices of the Vermont Healthcare Crisis: The Human Right to Healthcare

When: 2:30pm, Wednesday, December 10 (International Human Rights Day)

Where: Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT

What: On Human Rights Day, the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued by the United Nations in 1948, the Vermont Workers’ Center (VWC) will officially issue a comprehensive report entitled: Voices of the Vermont Healthcare Crisis: The Human Right to Healthcare. This report was compiled partly on surveys conducted with over 1,200 Vermonters and human rights hearings held this Fall across the state. The Workers’ Center is also organizing a major related event at the University of Vermont’s Davis Center; Ella Baker Human Rights Conference where over five hundred participants are expected.

PLEASE NOTE: Media interviews may be able to be scheduled with VWC representatives at other times that day.

Who: The Vermont Workers’ Center launched the Healthcare Is A Human Rights campaign in the Spring of 2008.

More info:
www.workerscenter.org – General information on the Vermont Workers’ Center
https://workerscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Voices_of_the_Vermont_Healthcare_Crisis.pdf – Healthcare Human Rights Report (1.82 MB PDF file)
www.workerscenter.org/hrconference – On Ella Baker Human Rights Conference and list of guest speakers and workshops