November 21, 2019 • 6:30 PM • Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland
We are excited to be hosting legislators and civil rights leaders for a forum discussion of PR.2, at 6:30 on November 21, 2019 at the Courcelle Building in Rutland. PR.2 is a bill which would create a Vermont constitutional amendment clarifying the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude. Speakers will include legislators who crafted and have worked to support the bill, including Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Debbie Ingram, Rep. Kevin “Coach” Christie, Rep. Tristan Toleno; as well as Mark Hughes, director of Justice for All, and Curtiss Reed, director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity.
PR.2 passed the Senate in the last legislative session. It must pass the Senate and House in this biennium, and again in the next, before it will go before voters. This event is an opportunity for Rutland residents to learn more about the amendment and share their feelings with the legislators.
Constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery clears committee (VT Digger)
Vermont Senate votes to remove slavery from Constitution (Burlington Free Press)
Vermont, the first state to abolish adult slavery, is trying to remove any mention of slavery from its Constitution altogether (CNN)