The Vermont legislature adjourned last week, bringing the 2022 legislative session to a close. With our allies, we helped introduce proactive civil liberties legislation, tracked more than one hundred bills, and testified numerous times before House and Senate Committees.
Vermont is experiencing an overdose crisis. State leaders must utilize every available tool to address this crisis, save lives, and make our communities safer - including authorizing overdose prevention sites.
It has been a heart-wrenching month for Vermont’s transgender community and allies.
Meaningful change in the American legal system begins with a recognition that the entire system is built on systemic racism and classism, and policies that perpetuate the same. That includes cash bail.
Now that the dust has settled after crossover week, here’s an update on key legislation advanced by the ACLU and our allies: bills that passed, are on the move, proposing studies, and stuck on the wall.
We’re about to enter “crossover week” in the Vermont Legislature, when House and Senate lawmakers scramble to vote bills out of the committees send them “across” to the other chamber. At this critical juncture, we wanted to share a status update on some of our priority issue areas.