EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

Rallying for Jobs, Vital Services & Rights

Rank-and-file VSEA leader John Howe explains that on April 11th, hundreds of Vermonters will be at the Statehouse in Montpelier to provide their own answer to devastating budget cuts: No More Austerity Cuts! 

More than a dozen Labor Unions, Advocacy Groups, and Community Organizations, will rally against austerity and for a budget that focuses on equitable taxation, growing a strong, healthy economy and meeting the needs of all Vermonters.

E911 Dispatchers Blow the Whistle on Ill Advised Consolidation

Nick Sheehan of the Rutland and Patricia "Trish" Bennett of the Derby Public Safety Answering Points, which handle both emergency calls from the public and dispatch calls from law enforcement, explain the likely impacts on public safety if the Governor's proposed consolidation of Public Safety Answering Points is adopted by the legislature. The highly trained dispatchers serve as the lifeline for Vermonters, and the police, fire and rescue services responding to emergencies where every second counts.

Progressive Legislator on Difficulty of Moving to Universal Health Care

Vermont House Progressive Party caucus chair, Chris Pearson shares his conclusions about the difficulties in moving to a publicly funded universal health care system. This follows on Governor Shumlin's decision that "now is not the time" to move forward on universal health care and a statement by Progressive Party vice chair