In 2017, VPIRG went door-to-door organizing Vermonters behind a simple, but powerful idea: that our state must stand up and fight back against the outrageous attacks coming from Washington D.C.

The result? The most successful summer canvass in our 45+ year history.

But Vermonters consistently told us something else — fighting back isn’t enough. We need to move our state forward and show the rest of the nation what’s possible.

Together we can do that. On everything from climate solutions to protecting our drinking water, and from digital privacy to defending our very democracy — VPIRG is not only fighting back, but advocating for bold policies that will make Vermont a beacon in these dark and difficult times.


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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U.S. Climate Alliance: 1 Year Anniversary Report

Around this time last year, Governor Phil Scott stood in front of reporters, TV cameras and other onlookers on the waterfront in Burlington to reiterate his alleged support of Vermont’s climate commitments and the Paris Climate Accord, and to announce the creation of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition, a voluntary…

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Net neutrality, data privacy bills enacted into law

Vermont consumers scored major victories this week when two VPIRG-supported digital consumer protection bills were enacted into law. On Tuesday, Gov Phil Scott signed the net neutrality bill (S.289) and let the data broker bill (H.764) become law without his signature. Net Neutrality By enacting this law Vermont has taken…

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Gov. Scott: Don’t Veto Vermonters

VPIRG was proud to join with a diverse group of advocates and organizations to call on Governor Phil Scott to stand with Vermonters over corporate interests at a press conference Thursday. The groups that gathered outside the State House represent a wide array of backgrounds — from small business owners…

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Vermont Net Neutrality Bill Nears Finish Line

With just days left in the Vermont Legislative session, state legislators are working to finalize language on a proposal to promote net neutrality in Vermont. S.289 – the Net Neutrality Bill – is being negotiated in a committee of conference, before heading to both the House and Senate for a…

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