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My Turn: Government must put people first in post-Irene effort

As members of the Vermont Workers’ Center have worked to dig ourselves and our neighbors out of the thick, toxic mud left by Tropical Storm Irene’s flooding, we have been inspired by the solidarity, caring and resolve of our fellow Vermonters. But inspiring as this show of community solidarity is, it is clear to us that it is going to take much more than a neighbor’s helping hand to rebuild from this crisis. We recognize a familiar pattern. Those communities most affected by this latest crisis are those already suffering most from the ongoing economic crisis: people with disabilities, people who are homeless, people living in mobile home parks, people with no or low incomes … Full Burlington Free Press Article

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