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Racial Justice Alliance

Vermont Statehouse  (file photo)
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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.

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance recently announced the legislative agenda it plans to advocate for in Montpelier.

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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 Hall
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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.