An atmosphere of positive energy and a sense of organized chaos coated Room 10 of the State House on Wednesday, April 18th as more than 60 migrant workers, farmers, and community allies gathered to celebrate passing S-238, the study committee on drivers licenses, as a significant step towards building a movement for drivers licenses for all Vermont residents next year.
We kicked off the morning with a teach-in and constant revolving door of legislator visits who had been flooded with notes from constituents invited to come join us.
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We are making history THIS WEEK with Vermont farm workers, farmers, and fair food and human rights allies by organizing to pass S-238, a bill that will make accessible Vermont IDs and drivers' licenses to Vermont's migrant workers!
1. Update on S-238 and the STATE HOUSE ACTION DAY ON WED 3/14!
2. TAKE 2 URGENT ACTIONS for S-238!
3. NEW Talking points on S-238 available here:
11 am Thursday update: Gov. Shumlin speaks out in support of S-238!