• Edna Fairbanks-Williams 2012 honorees at the annual VLIAC Dinner for Legislators and Advocates

  • VLIAC Board Members at the Vermont Statehouse on VLIAC Day at the Legislature

  • Legislative Liaison Karen Lafayette testifying at a House Approppriations Committee Budget Hearing

  • Champions of the Poor at the UCC Department of Mission - VLIAC & UCC Annual Dinner at Bethany Church, Montpelier

  • Vermont Low Income Advocacy Day at the Legislature - Vermont Speaker of the House, Shap Smith

  • Vermont Community Action Agency Directors Association Members

    Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

 

      "Celebrating 42 years of representing the interests of low income Vermonters"

 

 

 

Our Purpose:

VLIAC is committed to empowering the poor to speak for themselves, and to speak for those who cannot. VLIAC believes that it is our responsibility to bring the needs of lower income Vermonters to the forefront of the Legislative agenda.

VLIAC works to advance those programs and policies that promote economic security and human rights for all Vermonters. Through the Council’s advocacy, VLIAC has been giving a voice to the poor, the elderly, those living with disabilities, and low-income working families in the policy making arena of state government.

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Our Priorities:

VLIAC’s Board members are comprised of low income representatives, advocates and members of the faith community from around the five community action areas of the State. Each year we meet regularly during the legislative session and the interim to hear from advocacy organizations, low income folks, state officials, and legislators to develop a set of priorities that we bring forth as our Legislative Agenda. The issues we tackle include those that directly impact the most vulnerable people in our communities, to ensure that their interests are represented in the legislative process.

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Current Issues

"War on Poverty" Resolution
State of Vermont   House of Representatives Montpelier, Vermont Concurrent House Resolution H.C.R. 177   House concurrent resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of President L...
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VLIAC Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council “Celebrating 42 years of representing the interest of low income Vermonters” The 2014 Vermont Legislative session began today on Tuesday, January 7, 2014....
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HEALTH CARE – EXCHANGE AND SINGLE PAYER – DOMINATE HOUSE DEMOCRATS’ CAUCUS
BY ALICIA FREESE VTDIGGER, DECEMBER15, 2013 Gov. Peter Shumlin told Democratic lawmakers to “plow the ground” for single payer this year and “take the criticism, take the bullets,” before tackling a ...
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When crisis strikes, WARMTH steps in
When crisis strikes, WARMTH steps in Burlington Free Press December 10, 2013   Small donations fuel crisis heating assistance program at a time when Vermonters are seeing fewer options &nbs...
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Thanks to Vermont Assistance Inc., the Vermont Community Action Directors Association and the United Church of Christ Department of Mission for their support of VLIAC Advocacy. Special thanks to the UCC "Neighbors in Need" grant for web-site development.