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May Day In Vermont-Put People and The Planet First!

category north america / mexico | the left | press release author Monday April 30, 2012 12:37author by David Van Deusen - Vermont Sierra Clubauthor address Peoples' Republic of Vermont Report this post to the editors

All Out For Popular Front Rally in Montpelier

On May Day, 2012, march as a Popular Front in Montpelier, Vermont in support of:
*Healthcare as a Human Right!
*The Right To Safe Local Farm Food!
*Justice For Migrant Farm Workers!
*The Right For Vermont Workers To Organize!
*The Right of Vermont's Daycare Providers To Organize!
*The Right To A Livable Wage!
*Save Our Post Offices!
*Abenaki/Native American Tribal Forests!
*Town Forests!
*Environmental Justice!
*Renewable Energy Now!
*Justice For Those Impacted By Hurricane Irene!
*Freedon and Unity!
*A People's Democray!

On Tuesday, May 1 come to Montpelier, Vermont and march with the VT Sierra Club in support of environmental Justice, town and Abenaki tribal forests, green renewable energy, and against climate change! The Sierra Club will be joining thirty other peoples' organizations, including the Vermont Workers Center, 350 .org, Rural Vermont, the VSEA, AFL-CIO, AFT, UE, the Vermont Progressive Party, The ISO,the Red Clover Collective, the IWW, and Occupy Vermont in solidarity for the Put People and the Planet First rally!

Rain or Shine. We aim to make this the largest and most powerful demonstration in the long history of Vermont's Capital City!

What: Put People and the Planet First!

When: May 1, 11:30am (march starts at 12 noon--look for the Sierra Club banner!)

Where: Montpelier City Hall, Main Street (marching to Statehouse)

Why: Because Vermont Strong = Put People and the Planet First!

The rally will seek to create a popular front of grassroots causes and organizations. In addition to environmental issues, we will be marching to support:

*Healthcare as a Human Right!
*The Right To Safe Local Farm Food!
*The Right For Vermont Workers To Organize!
*The Right of Vermont's Daycare Providers To Organize!
*The Right To A Livable Wage!
*Save Our Post Offices!
*Justice For Migrant Farm Workers!
*Justice For Those Impacted By Hurricane Irene!
*A People's Democray!
*And More!

Speakers will include:

*US Senator, Socialist, Bernie Sanders-VT
*Bill McKibben of 350 .Org
*Luke Willard of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe and VT Sierra Club!

With your support and direct participation, we will build a movement of movements that will make Vermont the best place in the world for the environment and for working families! We are the 99% and we are winning!

Dave Van Deusen
Conservation Organizer,
Vermont Sierra Club

PPS For more information on May Day Vermont 2012, and the Put People First campaign see the Vermont Workers' Center website below:

PPS Do you like what the Vermont Sierra Club is doing for our forests and our working families? If so, show your support by "liking" us on facebook! You can do you by going to the below link:

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