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"Don’t Care" aka TrumpCare; Building Transformative Campaigns and Power for the 99%

Jessica Early, a nurse and Rights & Democracy healthcare organizer explains that what the House of Representatives has done – taking the rudiments of an entirely inadequate national insurance system, and shredding it – represents the greatest assault on low and moderate-income Americans of any law in modern times. The AHCA would roll back the expansion of Medicaid, and eliminate coverage that more than 70,000 Vermonters rely on.

Building a Movement to Defeat Trumpism & Advance Our Rights

Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is working with unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure of a mass “reversing runaway inequality” movement.

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, & the Revival of the Labor Movement

Jonathan Rosenblum author of Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, & the Revival of the Labor Movement discusses the strategic lessons he drew as the lead organizer of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage and a union. The campaign united the mostly immigrant Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy, building the power to take on the corporate and political elites.

Vermont's Underpaid Judicial Workers

Bill Capasso discusses the Critical Situation Facing the Vermont Judiciary. An extremely high number of Docket Clerks have resigned or otherwise left their jobs since the beginning of this fiscal year. Employees who loved their jobs left the Judiciary because they could not afford to give up better paying options.

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