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VLIAC Annual Legislative Day on Friday, April 4th

Posted March 26, 2014

Join the Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council (VLIAC) at the Vermont State House in Montpelier on Friday, April 4 for a day of meeting with legislative leaders, state officials, and other low income advocates.

VLIAC’s Annual Legislative Day is co-sponsored by the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ and will take place from 9am to 3pm. The day of action will feature a program during lunch which will touch on the 50th Anniversary of the “War on Poverty” asking the question, how are we doing?

On January 8, 1964, in his State of the Union Address, President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” vowing that “It will not be a short or easy struggle,… but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.” … he  declared that “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.”

A complimentary bag lunch will also be provided at noon in Room 10.  For more information and to RSVP for the lunch, please email Karen Lafayette at kmlafayette@aol.com.