There are a lot of reasons to raise your voices in the next 6 days. Here are three important rallies to attend:
1. FEB. 11: BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW MARCH AND RALLY
2. FEB. 14: TAKE BACK OUR HEALTHCARE RALLY
3. FEB 15: RAGING GRANNIES VIGIL AT THE BARRE RECRUITMENT CENTER
1. VERMONT SAYS NO TO WAR MARCH AND RALLY:Feb.11;
Bring the Troops Home Now and Take Care of Them When They Get Here! Anniversary of Feb 15, 2003 march at which 10-15 million people around the world said, "No To War" 2,100 American soldiers killed. 16,000 wounded. Over 100,000 Iraqis killed. VT has the highest number killed per capita of any state. Over $225 billion wasted, money taken from jobs, education, and healthcare. Vermonters overwhelmingly voted against this war in referenda and town meetings last March. Not one more life or dollar for this war of aggression based on lies. We want the VT Legislature to adopt a resolution stating:"Vermont and its citizens call on the President to bring all the troops home now and take care of them when they get home."
1 pm: Gather at Montpelier City Hall (south and east sides)
1:30 pm: March to the State House
2:00 pm: Rally with speakers including Pablo Paredes (Navy Petty Officer who went to jail for refusing to go back to Iraq), Andrew Sapp, Iraq Vet for Peace and others
We need VOLUNTEERS to help -- CALL: 476 -3154
Other Info: 338.0515
2. EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE RALLY
This is an emergency.
We need you to come to the State House next Tuesday (Valentines Day) at noon to rally in protest of the health care bill that is being voted on in the legislature.
We need legislators to change direction and get back to the wonderful bill they passed last year. But under pressure from the Governor, they caved and are now about to pass a health care reform bill that will not only not help but may very well hurt future health care reform efforts. It is a piecemeal bill that takes a stab at covering some of the needs of uninsured Vermonters. But, it does nothing to curb overall costs. And it does nothing for inadequately insured Vermonters.
WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION!!! AND NOW!!!
If the legislature passes this mediocre bill, this will likely derail reform efforts for years to come. Our legislators will tell us to be patient and wait for the "savings" that this bill supposedly will produce. Don’t count on it. Savings, if any, wil not appear for 5 to 10 years.
A the conclusion of the outdoor rally we will assemble in the lobby of the State House where we can buttonhole our legislastors.
TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS WE NEED RELIEF NOW. NOT 5 TO 10 YEARS FROM NOW. HELP. COME TO THE RALLY.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. POST IT EVERYWHERE!!!
3. VIGIL IN FRONT OF THE BARRE ARMY RECRUITING OFFICE: Wed, Feb.15, 4 pm;
Main St., Barre. How many more of our sons and daughters will be promised the world only to send into war zones to face death or physical or mental injuries? Let the military know of our opposition. Info: 454 - 1447