Vermont Workers’ Center Discusses the Vermont Breakthrough – Podcast


Healthcare NOW! recorded this podcast of a national telebriefing with the Vermont Workers’ Center and NESRI on June 8, 2011.  Speakers discussed how their Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign led to the passage of universal health care legislation in Vermont.

Listen to the podcast here.

Featured speakers, James Haslam, Mary Gerisch, and Cindy Perron from the Vermont Workers’ Center, along with Anja Rudiger of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, led a thoughtful discussion on how they built a statewide people’s movement of thousands of Vermonters demanding a universal, equitable, and accountable healthcare system. The discussion was moderated by Katie Robbins, Healthcare-NOW! National Organizer.

To learn more about the Campaign’s success you can also watch Vermont Can Lead The Way (8 min, 2010) and/or A People’s Struggle (4 min, 2011).