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Vermont Governor Seeking Applicants For Racial Equity Panel

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is seeking applicants for a new task force designed to promote racial, ethnic and cultural equity in the state.
Scott created the panel partially in response to the disproportionate toll that COVID-19 is taking on minority populations. It will also review current law on hate speech and freedom of speech and look for ways to encourage minority populations to serve in public office.  

Applications are due Friday June 12th.  

Scott announced the task force last week in the aftermath of nationwide protests, including some in Vermont, against violence by police and racism following the death of George Floyd.

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