Critics of single-payer in the media repeatedly point to its so-called “failure” in Vermont as a reason why proposals can’t work. Vermont made major progress on a single-payer bill in 2010 but Gov. Peter Shumlin abandoned the effort in 2014, controversially citing costs — and not political obstacles — as the reason.
In this series, we’ll be talking with experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers. They’ll be sharing their insights on what works, what doesn’t, and what has changed, and what’s still the same.
The summit featured panel discussions and workshops on a broad range of topics, from the environment to criminal justice reform and gender equality.
Nearly 2,000 people attended the March For Science in Burlington on April 22. Advocacy groups say since President Donald Trump took office, they’ve seen an increase in people who want to join their organizations.
The Vermont House is considering a bill that would create mandatory paid family leave for employees.
Thousands rallied in Montpelier for the march, held in concert with hundreds of other events around the country.
A crowd of several thousand listens to speeches during Women’s March on Montpelier and Unity Rally at the Statehouse on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
At least 1,000 people met up to rally for health care rights at Burlington High School Sunday. They joined those in about 70 other rallies around the nation, all focused on the fight to “save health care” in the United States.