Transforming People and Communities
Learn about a proposed amendment to the Vermont Constitution that you can vote on in November
VIA staff in collaboration with the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance will be available to conduct a presentation entitled "Abolish Slavery: Educating Our Communities on Prop 2" throughout February. The purpose of this presentation is to explain the Vermont constitution's current language regarding slavery and how it evolved; how this language has influenced the U.S. Constitution and many of our systems and practices; and the proposed amendment, which Vermont voters will have the chance to pass in November of 2022. Participants will also learn of opportunities to take action to ensure passage of the amendment, and to address the larger question of how to dismantle systemic racism in many forms.
Help us press the Governor and his administration to come up with a comprehensive, long-term plan to house all Vermonters who need it.
Over the past 20 months, we have shown that as a state we are more than capable of housing those who do not currently have the resources to house themselves. Yet the Scott administration, even with Federal funds available, has not to date designed and implemented a safe, cohesive plan, with mental health and substance misuse supports, to ensure that shelter is available for all throughout the cold winter months, and until more affordable housing can be built.
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Join VIA's statewide effort of organizing for social change in our criminal justice system, fighting for racial justice, and pressing to eradicate homelessness and build more affordable housing.
From January to June, 2022, our VIA Local Organizing Ministries on the above-mentioned issues will be urging legislators to support certain bills, such as H406 Cultural and Economic Empowerment Centers for POC, H422 Decriminalize Personal Possession of Certain Drugs, and S210 Rental Registry and Inspection System. Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.