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Tell the Scott Administration: No Dirty Energy Deals for Global Foundries!

GlobalFoundries, the largest electricity user in Vermont, is working on a deal with the Scott Administration to become a “self-managed utility,” cutting off its reliance on Green Mountain Power for electricity. In doing so, GlobalFoundries is declaring it should be exempt from the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. If the state bows to …

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County-wide hearings with Legislative Leadership

With the windfall of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Vermonters have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make investments that will shape the future of our state. The leaders of the Vermont House and Senate want to hear YOUR priorities as they decide exactly how to spend these funds. That’s why we’re hitting the phones and your …

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About that Whopper from Casella…

H.175 is the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to modernize Vermont’s popular Bottle Bill. Recently, hundreds of our VPIRG members responded to our call to action and sent an email to their representatives in the Legislature. This added a burst of momentum to our campaign and apparently scared the bejesus out of the corporate opponents of the Bottle Bill.     …

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We Want to Hear Your Thoughts on Vote-by-Mail

As we collectively catch our breath (and breathe a sigh of relief!) following the election, we have a lot to be proud of as Vermonters. More than 365,000 Vermonters participated in the 2020 Vermont general election, blowing away the previous record by more than 40,000 votes.   This record-breaking turnout is due to a variety of factors – …

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Every Vote Must be Counted

Everyone counts. Every vote counts. And every vote must be counted. These are values we all hold, and they are not negotiable. By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about President Trump refusing to say whether he’ll accept the results of the election. It’s clear from his incessant lies about the safety and effectiveness of voting …

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SOTU Self-Care: Fight Back and Feel Better During Tonight’s Address

During tonight’s State of the Union – the president of the United States will not offer credible solutions to the biggest problems facing our nation and the planet. Instead, the president will offer lies, distortions, and proposals that will actually make these problems worse — putting the health and well-being of our people and environment …

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Cut proposed premium hikes

While much attention has rightfully been focused on Congress’ and the president’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Vermonters still have important health care concerns to address here at home. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care have recently proposed rate hikes of 12.7% and 7.7% respectively to their …

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2017 Legislative Midpoint Overview

Since the start of the 2017 legislative session, VPIRG members and supporters have been more active than ever: signing petitions, calling the State House, sending messages to and meeting with legislators on a wide range of public interest issues. VPIRG has been doing all that we can to fight back against federal attacks on the …

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