That’s a Wrap on the 2021 Summer Canvass!

That's a Wrap on the 2021 Summer Canvass!

For the second straight year, it was a summer unlike any other at VPIRG. Last week we wrapped up our first-ever “hybrid” canvass, one year after running our first ever 100% virtual canvass. Once again, we faced the many challenges of operating a grassroots community engagement effort in the middle of a pandemic. Like last summer, out ...

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Membership Coordinator

VPIRG is hiring for a full time 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 management, and a keen eye for ...

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Legislative Reapportionment: the Survey Results are in!

Legislative Reapportionment: the Survey Results are in!

Later this week the U.S. Census Bureau will release detailed data on Vermont’s current population, and with that information, the once-in-a-decade effort to redraw the state’s legislative district boundaries will really begin. Since the district maps will influence Vermont’s elections, politicians, and policies for the next 10 years, we believe it’s essential to get the process ...

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Climate Campaign Manager

VPIRG is hiring for a full time Climate Campaign Manager

VPIRG seeks an energetic, confident, creative climate leader who is eager to get out from behind their screen and create a buzz, organize media and visibility events, inspire policymakers to stop dragging their feet, and be a voice for unequivocal and urgent action on climate and equity. The VPIRG Climate Campaign Manager role is a ...

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We’re headed down to Windham!

We're headed down to Windham!

Camping at Fort Dummer in Brattleboro to canvass in Windham County is an age-old tradition for the VPIRG summer canvass (see the full office sending off our canvass day in 2019 in the featured photo on the left). This week, although we won’t be able to pull off our office-wide trip down south, a group ...

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Make Polluters Pay: Support a Climate Superfund

Make Polluters Pay: Support a Climate Superfund

When you were a kid I bet someone told you that, “When you make a mess, you help clean it up.” And my guess is – since you are a VPIRG member – that you’ve been doing your best to live by that standard. It’s not always easy, but it’s the responsible and fair thing ...

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Governor Signs Community Broadband Bill Into Law

Governor Signs Community Broadband Bill Into Law

With the governor signing H.360 into law, Vermont has enacted the most significant investment in state history to provide world-class broadband internet service to every Vermont resident. Perhaps most importantly, instead of directing precious resources to the same large telecoms that have failed to deliver universal access to Vermonters, this legislation invests in community-based solutions. This legislation ...

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Universal Mail-in Voting Becomes Law in Vermont

Universal Mail-in Voting Becomes Law in Vermont

Advocacy groups, civic organizations, and businesses hailed a brand-new law, signed by Gov. Phil Scott today, requiring ballots to be mailed to all active Vermont voters in general elections moving forward. The policy that was put in place as a one-time emergency measure in 2020 during the early days of the pandemic.   Mail-in voting contributed to ...

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