The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP serves Vermonters in Bennington, Rutland, and Addison counties by providing education, advocacy, and support around issues of racial justice, equity, and discrimination.

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Press release: Honoring Dr. King with Voting Rights Action

For more information: Steffen Gillom, presidentWindham County Mia Schultz, presidentRutland Area Honoring Dr. King with Voting Rights Action On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act became law.  Dr. Martin Luther King participated in a historic march from Selma to Mongomery, which was pivotal to the passing of this legislation into law.  The … Continue reading Press release: Honoring Dr. King with Voting Rights Action

MLK Day 2022

This year, the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has requested that Americans honor Dr. King’s legacy by supporting equitable voting legislation, which is currently in a vulnerable and precarious state.  In 2020, it became illegal to hand out food or water to people standing in line to vote in Georgia. In 2021, the … Continue reading MLK Day 2022

2021 BIPOC GIft Guide

Click for full Press Release As we enter the gift-giving season, we hope you will support local businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC). We’ve compiled a selection of BIPOC businesses offering goods and services of many kinds, from jewelry and clothing to fitness classes, body products, and much more. Browse … Continue reading 2021 BIPOC GIft Guide

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