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Rural Vermont Hosts Citizen Activist Training - "Stand Up & Speak Out"

2 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT



The workshop, entitled “Stand Up & Speak Out: Practical Skills for Effective Citizen Activism,” is the final installment of a six-part series hosted by Rural Vermont

Montpelier, VT - Rural Vermont will host an informative and interactive workshop designed to provide participants with the inspiration, confidence, and practical skills to be effective advocates for the causes they care about. The workshop—to be held at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op on December 10th, 5:30 - 8:30pm—is free and will include a citizen activist toolkit and hearty snacks. The workshop is open to the public, but space is limited so an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

During the training, the professional staff and farmer board members from Rural Vermont will provide an overview of the many situations in which citizen voices can affect real and durable change. From town boards and city councils, to our state legislature and the U.S. Congress, participants will learn how policies are made, and how citizens can effectively influence them. Using personal stories, fun interactive activities, and the opportunity to meet other aspiring activists, this workshop will provide simple and important tools for citizen action.

RSVP online at, or by calling the Rural Vermont office at (802) 223-7222. Please reserve your space at least 24 hours before the workshop - space is limited. 

Rural Vermont is a non-profit organization representing Vermont’s community of family farmers, neighbors and citizens committed to supporting and cultivating a vital and healthy rural economy and community. Rural Vermont believes family farms and the local food that they provide are at the heart of thriving communities and environmental sustainability. Economic justice for family farmers is the foundation of a healthy rural economy. Towards this end, Rural Vermont strives for fair regulation for farmers and works to counter corporate consolidation of agriculture and our food system.