October 04, 2016
Most religious communities aim to lift the spirit. The nearly 50 congregations that make up Vermont Interfaith Action are adding another intention: “Raise the Wage.” The group hopes to combat income inequity through a new campaign to persuade state lawmakers to boost workers’ pay from the current minimum of $9.60 an hour to $15 by 2020.
August 14, 2016
Join people of faith from across the state at VIA's first-ever Statewide Convention on Tuesday, August 16 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Rotary Pavilion in Randolph. Hear issue reports, meet others interested in social justice, worship together, and enjoy fellowship over lunch.
July 12, 2016
VIA clergy conducted half-hour interviews with the three Democrats and two Republicans running for Governor in their parties' primaries, focusing on a "Moral Economy." Watch them on our website.
May 12, 2016
VIA persuaded lawmakers to increase budget transparency by requiring the administration to reveal the costs of certain programs if they were fully funded. VIA sees this as an important step in the right direction.
December 18, 2015
Good news -- Secretary of Administration Justin Johnson has told VIA in writing that the Governor's office will publish a Current Services Budget as requested. At our Action on Dec. 2 we asked leaders to thank the Governor for this first step.
October 14, 2015
If you missed one of our events in-person, you can view this video of our Burlington presentation on "Building a Moral Economy."
Our events held around Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. were well-attended and compelling.
September 17, 2015
A Vermont couple struggles to make ends meet in this comedic look at a serious subject.
Join Vermont Interfaith Action in our grassroots movement to build a moral economy!
September 15, 2015
VIA Executive Director Debbie Ingram speaks about the "Building a Moral Economy" campaign on WDEV's Equal Time with Traven radio show. Listen at http://www.equaltimeradio.com/2015/building-a-moral-economy
August 04, 2015
Along with partner organization Public Assets Institute, VIA will be sponsoring 8 regional events throughout the state to present information about the state's economy and highlight the lack of equity that exists even in progressive Vermont. Action steps to address this disparity will outlined. Join us!
July 31, 2015
VIA partners with Voices for Vermont's Children to engage parents and students at Burlington and Winooski High Schools to ask for changes that will better meet their needs. Learn more about this important and successful project.
January 15, 2015
Our December newsletter contains information about excellent progress since our June 2014 action on Corrections Reform, as well as an update on the clergy events to present their thoughts on a moral economy to state legislators and the Shumlin administration. Other highlights include one leader's story about her VIA involvement, and some facts in brief about our activity.
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