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 support a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave, as well as a more transparent state budget process.
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 group is working to eradicate homelessness in Washington County by 2020.
We've focused on preparing inmates for release, so that they can succeed and not recidivate.
VIA is 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.