This year, the Rutland Area NAACP held our second annual Black History Month High School Contest. Unlike last year, when the contest only included essays, this year there were two categories: writing and digital art. The focus was on problematic laws that perpetuate rather than eliminate racism. We selected these in order to engage young … Continue reading BHM ’22 Contest Winners
Click here to sign the petition now! Vermont is regarded as a state with a strong record on environmental issues. However, Vermont is one of the few states without a law concerning environmental justice. The practice in Vermont has been for state agencies and departments to create solutions to environmental issues, and then seek input … Continue reading URGENT! Environmental Justice Bill Petition
Download a poster to help get out the vote! On Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday we emphasized action over celebration. As stated the right to vote is under attack across the nation. We asked you to take action "by demanding that our elected officials pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the Freedom to … Continue reading Get Out the Vote
We are distributing surveys to municipal candidates running for office in the towns of Rutland, Addison and Bennington Counties. We are finding it very difficult to gather names and emails of everyone who is running for a town office. We are mailing surveys to anyone that we were able to find addresses for but WE … Continue reading Candidate Survey – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
PRESS RELEASE For more information:Mia Schultz, presidentRutland Area NAACPpresident@naacprutland.org The Rutland Area NAACP Educates for Black History Month To mark Black History Month in February, the Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP is engaging with local schools and students in two ways. They will be holding a contest challenging high school-age students to reflect on … Continue reading Black History Month 2022