The Rutland Area branch of the NAACP is dedicated to the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminating race-based discrimination in Vermont.
HR51 and DC STATEHOOD: Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries and defend our Nation in times of war like most other Americans, the residents of the District of Columbia are barred from having voting representation on the floor of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. … Continue reading Federal legislative action items
S.219 is the piece of Vermont legislation that is most likely to move forward on the subject of police reform before the legislature adjourns next Friday, June 26th. It’s currently with the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Dick Sears email@example.com (802) 828-2228, 343 Matteson Rd., North Bennington, VT 05257. Please reach out to … Continue reading Legislative Action Item: S.219
We are glad and grateful to be the recipients of a matching-gift fundraiser with the Middlebury Co-op for Juneteenth. All donations up to $10,000 will be matched by the co-op! We are aiming for $18,650 in honor of 1865, the year that the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom– the origins … Continue reading Juneteenth Fundraiser with Middlebury Co-op
Please ask your legislators for the status of the legislation listed below, and urge them to move it forward! Even though some of this legislation may seem to overlap, it’s important to reach out about all 4 bills because we don’t know which bill will actually move forward. And don’t forget to ask your friends … Continue reading Legislative Action Item Details