VPIRG is hiring: Canvass Leadership Team

Apply here to join our directing team as an Assistant Director of the 2021 VPIRG Summer Canvass! Reach out to Sam McGinty at smcginty@vpirg.org to learn more. Please note that Assistant Directors are required to have significant experience with large-scale canvass operations and the positions are often offered to former…

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Governor’s 2021 Budget Bodes Well for Climate Goals

Last week, Governor Scott delivered his annual budget address. We’re happy to see that the Governor supports many of the programs spelled out in the Transportation Modernization Act. He also proposed a significant increase in weatherization funding and other climate initiatives. The Governor’s proposals and the Transportation Modernization Act provide…

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We’re Hiring: Advocacy & Organizing Fellowship

This VPIRG Fellowship is a full time, one-year entry-level organizing and advocacy position (with likely extension through August 2022) that allows you to make an immediate impact while giving you the training and hands on experience to be a leader in the non-profit, campaigns, or policy fields. In your first…

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We’re Hiring: Membership Coordinator

The Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is seeking a full-time membership coordinator to steward and grow our statewide network of grassroots supporters. The ideal candidate loves taking care of people and making sure things are done the right way. Strong written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, excellent time…

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Stop Out of State and Private Prison Incarceration

For a few months now, we at VPIRG have been expanding some of our research, advocacy, and organizing to include issues related to criminal justice reform and public safety. And we’ve been following the shocking reporting of mismanagement coming out of the Mississippi prison that houses more than 200 incarcerated Vermonters.   The prison is owned by CoreCivic, a private prison…

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Our Thoughts on Gov Scott’s Veto of The Solutions Act

Update: You can find our take on Gov Scott’s veto below. As the House was preparing for its ultimately successful override vote on Thursday, however, the chair and vice chair of House Energy, Reps Tim Briglin (D-Norwich) and Laura Sibilia (I-Dover) spoke eloquently and in detail as to why, in…

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The USPS Matters to Vermonters

As President Trump and Postmaster General Louis Dejoy continue their assault on our democracy and the United States Postal Service, Vermonters stand to be particularly hurt by damages done to the USPS. Since the 18th century, the postal service has served as a vital resource for Vermonters to communicate outside…

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VPIRG 2020 Legislative Preview

The 2020 Vermont legislative session kicked off today and we’re excited. The challenges we face as a state are greater than ever: An unprecedented climate crisis that demands immediate action. Corporations that put their bottom-line ahead of consumers’ safety and well-being. Toxins in food packaging and a plastic pollution problem…

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Double Your Impact with Patagonia Action Works

Have you heard? For a short time our friends at Patagonia are matching online contributions to the Vermont Public Interest Research & Education Fund! We’re trying to raise $100,000 through Patagonia to ensure that we reach our year-end fundraising goal— and we’re halfway there. Could you help us reach our…

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VPIRG Votes helps drive historic voter turnout

Conventional wisdom suggested that 2018 would be another year of very low voter participation in Vermont. After all, we didn’t have hot races for the US Senate or House, and in the last non-presidential election year – 2014 – Vermont experienced its worst voter turnout in more than 50 years.…

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