We are a faith-based, grassroots community organizing group. Our issues are chosen by the people at our member congregations who seek to create a more just and compassionate world.
We believe it is wrong that so many Vermonters have to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. For that reason, we have supported earned paid sick days, a livable wage for all Vermonters, paid family leave, as well as a more transparent state budget process. We also continue to support our state taking real action on mitigating the effects of climate change.
When Vermonters' housing costs are more than 30% of their income, their housing is unaffordable. We work to increase the number of housing units for low and moderate income Vermonters.
Our Central Vermont local organizing committee has worked diligently to eradicate homelessness in Washington County. All our neighbors deserve to have a safe, warm place to call home. We will continue to work toward ensuring this for our people.
We've focused on preparing inmates for release, so that they can succeed and not recidivate.
VIA was the organizing consultant for Parents and Youth for Change. PYC organizes refugees and families living in generational poverty in Burlington and Winooski to improve the high school experience for youth.