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***LEGISLATION INTRODUCED OF INTEREST*** This is an ongoing list of bills introduced this session of interest to the disability community with a short summary of each courtesy of Disability Rights Vermont. HOUSE BILLS: H. 3 An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools Introduced by Read more…


  The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights 2019 Legislative Platform VCDR thanks you for your service to ALL Vermonters!   VCDR hopes that we can assist you throughout the session as you consider issues that affect the lives of your constituents with disabilities.   Please contact us for input and Read more…


        VCDR 2019 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events February 19- February 22 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights VCDR publishes a weekly legislative calendar of events, committee schedules, and floor activities during the 2019 Legislative Session. This is the first year of the two year Read more…


  Health Care Is a Human Right By Julie Brisson I have gotten an education in health insurance since October, 2015 when I had a health crisis. I went from platinum Blue Cross Blue Shield to Vermont Health Connect Silver Blue Cross Blue Shield to Medicaid to Medicare with no Read more…


Watch VCDR’s president Sarah Launderville comment on Health Care Justice VIDEO Be A Hero: Organizing for Health Care Justice and a Stronger Democracy with Ady Barkan and Special Guest Senator Bernie Sanders. Ady Barkan, an incredible activist who is battling ALS, is touring across the country with a mission and Read more…


Grant Activities

With the help of a grant from the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council, VCDR is building a grass-roots campaign to involve more Vermonters who experience a physical, sensory, psychiatric, developmental or other disability, and their families, in our work. We are also reaching out for new organizational members and other allies, Read more…


  VCDR Legislative WRAP-UP, July 2018  2018 Special Session – Budget Documents http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/budget_fy2019.aspx   Control – Left Click (Below)   H.16 As Passed the House and Senate June 2018 H.16 Senate Amendment – June 21 Senate Calendar June 21, 2018 H.16 Senate Amendment Tax Provisions – Sec by Sec Summary June Read more…


  Coalition for Disability Rights with Rights and Democracy “Be a Hero” – Demanding Improved Medicare for All- healthcare as a Human Right! Comments from Sarah Launderville, in celebration of ADA   This year marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Each year, we take time and Read more…


Over 350 people flocked to the Statehouse on Feb. 28 for Disability Awareness Day. They spread the word about the event’s theme: “Our Community, Our Health, Our Well-Being.” Members of the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights let lawmakers know that health begins where people live, learn, work and play. VCDR Read more…


Personal Story

Dear Sen. Leahy, I am writing to let you know what an important role Medicaid plays in my life and urge you to continue your opposition to any cuts to this life-saving resource. My name is Nathan, I am a C4/C5 quadriplegic, I am a bilateral arm amputee and I Read more…