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Vermont Health Care Bill Signing: Live Streamed Press Conference from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign

Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign Presents:

The Vermont Breakthrough
Live Streamed Press Conference on Signing of Vermont’s Universal Healthcare Bill H.202

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When: 9am, Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where: Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, Room 11
Live webstream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vermont-workers-center-press-conference

What: As a result of a grassroots people’s movement for the human right to healthcare, Vermont has become the first state in the country to pass a law for a universal, publicly financed healthcare system that commits to providing healthcare as a public good.

Immediately before Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signs into law the Act for a Universal and Unified Health System (H.202), the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign will give a presentation to the press and the public, live-streamed online to a national audience, to explain the significance of this new law and provide a human rights assessment of its key provisions. Leading members of the Campaign will discuss the challenges that lie ahead as Vermont prepares the transition from a market-based to a public healthcare system. The Campaign will also illustrate how thousands of everyday Vermonters have become leaders in communities all across the state by demanding their human right to healthcare.

Live webstream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vermont-workers-center-press-conference

Who:     The Vermont Workers’ Center launched the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign in 2008, a grassroots organizing and mobilizing effort that succeeded in changing what was politically possible in healthcare reform. By building a people’s movement that united thousands of ordinary Vermonters in their demand for the human right to healthcare, Vermont achieved this breakthrough for universal healthcare.

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Contact: James Haslam, Director, Vermont Workers’ Center, 802-272-0882, james@workerscenter.org