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.


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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VPIRG joins national effort calling on Lowe’s to remove toxic paint strippers from shelves

Earlier this week, VPIRG held a press conference outside of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in South Burlington as part of a  national “Mind the Store” campaign urging Lowe’s to stop selling deadly paint strippers. Executive Director Paul Burns made brief remarks outside of the store and presented the store…

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