The report is primarily based on a survey of over 200 Vermonters, conducted by the Vermont Workers’ Center.
The survey found widespread unmet needs among Vermonters, with many people struggling to meet their fundamental needs of food, housing, health care and livable wage jobs. The report concludes that this ongoing human rights crisis requires a fundamental shift in the way the state spends and raises public money. It presents a proposal for a new approach to budget and revenue policies, a People’s Budget framework, which prioritizes people’s needs and is guided by human rights standards.
Download the report below.2011VWCHumanRightsReport