Transforming People and Communities
VIA is all about organizing people and organizing money in order for our communities to have the power necessary to make systemic change.
Every year, VIA participates in a nationwide Faith in Action campaign, "Together We Give." This campaign is a chance for us to organize money within our communities in order for us to organize our people to fight for our community in 2023.
Thank you to everyone who gave this past year! We didn't quite meet our goal but did reach 70%. We appreciate each gift and will make sure the money is spent wisely as we pursue racial justice issues; safe and affordable housing for all Vermonters; immigration reform; and criminal justice reform.
VIA leaders shared about the work that they have been a part of in 2022 and what that means to them. Take a listen and get involved!
Visit our Events page to see what meetings are coming up and how you can be part of this work.
Feel free to contact VIA staff for more information or if you have any questions.
PROPOSAL 2 HAS PASSED!!!
After 245 years, Vermont finally has a constitution that officially and unambiguously abolishes slavery and indentured servitude in all forms! Vermonters came together to pass Proposal 2 with an overwhelming 82% majority.
To everyone who campaigned for Prop 2, made phone calls, wrote letters, talked to friends, put out signs, shared posts on social media, and voted "yes", THANK YOU.
This year, you have made history.
After this year's Election, it is time to start a new era in influencing policies on the issues we at VIA hold dear: Affordable Housing/Homelessness, Corrections Reform, Racial Justice in Economic Opportunities and Public Safety, and Immigration. Our convention will equip you to join in the struggle for justice on all these fronts.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Part I: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Trainings on core organizing principles such as Telling Your Story, What is Power?, Strategic Campaigns, Public/Private Relationships and more.
Part II: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
State of the organization, reports on issue work and a closing interfaith worship service.
In case you missed this or would like to review the trainings and testimony shared, click here to find Part 1 and Part 2 of our 7th Annual Statewide convention on VIA's Youtube Channel.
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