Candidate Forum successful

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Rutland Area branch of the NAACP was pleased to host a forum for Vermont candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. All of the candidates qualified to run for these offices in the November 6th General Election were invited to participate. Participants included candidates for Governor: Trevor Barlow, Christine Hallquist, Emily … Continue reading Candidate Forum successful

Solidarity with Kiah Morris

Those who follow our Facebook page or local politics have likely heard that Vermont's only Black woman representative, Kiah Morris, has withdrawn from her uncontested race to represent Bennington following months of racially-charged harassment and threats. As all of this comes to a head and Kiah prepares to take legal action regarding the matter, her … Continue reading Solidarity with Kiah Morris

“Skeleton Crew” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

We're looking forward to the run of "Skeleton Crew" at the Dorset Theatre Festival in the coming weeks! This play has an all-Black cast and a Black playwright, and we hope that our members will come out to help show Vermont that Black art and artists can do well here! PLUS you can get 40% … Continue reading “Skeleton Crew” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System

This Thursday, from 6:00-7:30, the ACLU-VT and Rights & Democracy are sponsoring an online public forum/webinar as part of our efforts to educate more community members on the influence that state's attorneys (prosecutors) have in driving mass incarceration -- or helping to end it. We are hoping to get high attendance for this session, so please … Continue reading Electing the Most Powerful Person in the Criminal Justice System