While Vermont continued to adopt smarter criminal justice policies this year, we have also seen a shockingly inadequate response to the opioid crisis, and a failure to enact any meaningful police reforms.
Given state’s attorneys’ immense power and outsized impact on the lives of Vermonters, voters must know what these elected officials are doing in your name. Unfortunately, much of what state’s attorneys do is hidden from the public. We're trying to change that.
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.