VERMONT VALUES ARE UNDER ATTACK

The Trump Administration, Congress and the special interests in D.C. are rolling back important protections aimed at keeping our environment clean and our people healthy. They’ve rejected science and set new lows in the areas of government transparency and corruption. But Vermonters don’t back down when our rights, health, environment and future are being threatened. There are things we can do, right here in Vermont, to hold the line and show that a different way is possible We are fighting back:

  • Climate & Clean Energy
    Let’s put our ambitious clean energy goals into state law, establish strong efficiency standards and make fossil fuel companies pay for their pollution.
  • Toxics & Drinking Water
    It’s time Vermont ban the worst toxic chemicals (especially in children’s products), increase toxic chemical disclosures so Vermonters know what’s in the products they’re buying and make reforms to ensure our drinking water is safe.
  • Government Reform
    Let’s foster a transparent, open and trustworthy government by putting an end to ‘pay-to-play’ politics, banning corporate campaign contributions and requiring statewide and presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.

LATEST NEWS

Canvass Success in Windham County!

Last week the entire canvass traveled to Windham county to engage with Vermonters in the South-East corner of Vermont. A staff of nearly 100 canvassers, field managers, directors, and administrative staff spent the week working out of Fort Dummer State Park and expanding VPIRG’s reach to 38 towns in the…

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#WalkTheWalk On Climate Action

Last week, as elected leaders, organizations and businesses gathered at ECHO to announce the formation of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition – we were there to greet those leaders and urge them to #WalkTheWalk when it comes to climate action. “Right next to the news conference announcing the climate coalition…

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Rain or Shine

A rainy day in Vermont means we got to try out our VPIRG ponchos! Even with dark clouds coming in off Lake Champlain, canvassers loaded their bikes into pick up trucks ready to engage Vermonters in fifteen different towns including Brandon, Franklin, Northfield, Morristown, and Saint Albans. “Canvassing in the…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Applauds VPIRG Canvassers

If you tuned into Vermont Edition last Friday, you would have heard Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders name-drop the VPIRG Canvass! In an interview with Bob Kinzel, Sanders reacted to the current state of politics in Washington D.C., and lamented the corrupt nature of big money in politics and in our political…

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