At the Vermont Workers’ Center, we believe that social change comes from below, from working people and community members coming together to demand justice from those in power. The promise of this election can only be made good by people organizing at the grassroots. We must not let the momentum for a different future slow now that the elections are over. Below are some upcoming ways for you, your friends, and family to take part in this exciting moment:

  1. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and be part of the struggle to make human rights a reality for all, at the Ella Baker Human Rights Conference on Saturday, December 13. You can register online (it is a free event, but pre-registration is encouraged). The Conference will feature workshops on healthcare, fighting racism, the economic crisis, the war, gender oppression, LGBTQ rights, immigration, movement-building and numerous other topics.
  2. Declare ‘Healthcare is a Human Right’ by getting involved in our statewide Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign. To get involved, email healthcare [at] workerscenter [dot] org or sign up online.
  3. In Burlington, the Workers’ Center is coordinating a Healthy Homes Campaign, organizing tenants to demand safe, healthy and affordable housing.  Watch a video about this project. To get involved, email healthyhomes [at] workerscenter [dot] org.
  4. Volunteer with the Workers’ Rights Hotline. The hotline answers questions from Vermonters about their rights at work and is a completely volunteer-driven operation. To get involved, email hotline [at] workerscenter [dot] org.
  5. Volunteer with the Vermont Workers’ Center or stop by during our new office hours. We are at 294 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington (Map) and our office hours are:9am-noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    2pm-5pm Tuesday, Thursday
  6. Join our Rapid-Response Email Network.
  7. Support our work financially by donating or, better yet, becoming a monthly sustainer.