Emergency Community Discussion

Start: Monday, December 12, 2016 6:00 PM

End: Monday, December 12, 2016 8:00 PM

The Green Mountain Labor Council, AFL-CIO is hosting an Emergency Community Discussion. We’re asking our labor, social movement, and community based allies to join in building this meeting as a step towards a united, strategic response. None of us has the answer on our own. But by coming together, we can figure out how to #ResistTrump and fight for our communities.

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We don’t need a crystal ball to figure out what a Trump presidency has in store, especially with Republicans controlling the House and the Senate. The extreme right wing, pro-corporate agenda that we will be facing will methodically seek to divide us (as they successfully did in the 2016 election).

There is a great need for us to come together to understand the attacks that will be coming down on our unions, workers rights, women's rights, immigrants’ human rights, on black Americans, on the planet and climate justice, on seniors, on the lgbtq community - in other words on the 99%. Going beyond fear and rage, we need to strategize how we’re going to work together to turn things around.

Priorities listed in the Trump/Ryan hundred day plan include: rolling back all of the recent pro-workers rights National Labor Relations Board decisions, initiating the process to deport over 2 million migrants and imposing a hiring freeze on all federal employees, removing roadblocks to dirty energy projects like Keystone KXL, DAPL and other oil and gas pipelines, and canceling payments to UN climate change programs. The impact of their policies would intensify racial oppression, roll back women's rights, slash Medicare disability, victimize the lgbtq community, cut Medicaid funding (making the Vermont state budget scream), eliminate the subsidies that make Vermont Health Connect (Obamacare) more affordable, eventually abolish Medicare by replacing it with vouchers, privatize social security, pass national right to work (for less) legislation and defund unions (expect Friedrichs type court made law which would make the public sector open shop), outsource and privatize more public services, ban prevailing-wage laws…

Sign up to attend the Emergency Community Discussion!