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.
Frances Fox Piven - Professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and author of Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything: When it comes to stopping Trump, petitions aren’t going to do it argues that resistance movements need numbers, but we also need a strategy that maps the impact of their defiance and the ensuing disruptions on the authority of decision-makers. "So how do resistance movements win—if they win—in the face of an unrelentingly hostile regime?
Mark Hughes, of the racial justice organization Justice for All, addresses systemic issues such as racially biased policing and inequities in the criminal justice system in Vermont and across the nation. Mark speaks about the importance of people and organizations now coming into motion to resist the brutal agenda of Trumpism to learn from and collaborate with the leadership of the black freedom movement.
Judy Solomon, a Senior VP for Health Care Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, explains that the Republican plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it would double the number of uninsured people to roughly 59 million. The vast majority of people becoming uninsured would be in working families. 35,000 fewer people in Vermont would have health insurance.