Racial Justice Alliance Effort In Vermont To Update Constitution With Outright Slavery Ban By Pat Bradley • Apr 7, 2021 Pat Bradley/WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:18 In 1777, Vermont became the first state to include a provision in its Constitution prohibiting slavery. But it was a partial ban that the state is now working to amend. Vermont Racial Justice Alliance Discusses Legislative Priorities By Pat Bradley • Feb 3, 2021 Listen Listening... / 3:33 The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance recently announced the legislative agenda it plans to advocate for in Montpelier. Police Issues Are A Prime Focus In Burlington During 2020 By Pat Bradley • Dec 30, 2020 Photo - Pat Bradley/WAMC Listen Listening... / 5:30 An issue that shadowed Burlington, Vermont officials throughout 2020 began at the end of 2019. As Progressives took control of the City Council, policing issues were targeted. Now the department faces cuts moving into 2021. Burlington City Councilors Focus On Police Department During Budget Deliberations By Pat Bradley • Jun 25, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:42 After members and supporters of a racial justice group spent three days filibustering, the Burlington city council has begun its review of the proposed 2021 city budget.