BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Vermont State Senator Becca Balint is among the speakers confirmed to speak at an upcoming event, Community in Action, hosted by SEVCA. This free event will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Brattleboro, 54 Chickering Dr., and is open to the public although registration is required. Other speakers include Curtiss Reed of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity and MaryLou Beaver of Every Child Matters.
Community in Action will provide opportunities for residents to get involved in protecting key publicly funded programs and reaffirming the nation’s commitment to human rights, opportunity, and democracy. Participants can connect with over a dozen organizations to learn about and be empowered to take action on issues like health care, housing, hunger, fuel assistance, youth issues, livable wages, and more. Staff members from Vermont’s Congressional delegation are also confirmed to attend and make a few remarks.
“Many of us at SEVCA are alarmed by the risks to people’s health, safety, security, and well-being bombarding us virtually every day – the travel ban, repeal of Obamacare, rollback of health, safety, and consumer protections, and proposed budget cuts to major publicly-funded programs that would have a devastating impact on our most vulnerable residents,” said Steve Geller, SEVCA’s Executive Director. “Cuts to, or even elimination of, Medicaid, housing programs, LIHEAP (fuel assistance), SNAP (food stamps & school lunches), and other critical services are just a few of the threats to the health and safety of millions of Americans. We feel that it’s time for all of us to take a stand and work to make sure that we can continue to provide the services our communities so desperately need.”
To find out more about Community in Action and to register, visit www.sevca.org or call Becky at 802-722-4575.