This is a year of historic and related crises – a global pandemic, the devasting economic fallout, a continuing political crisis – and we have seen that race and racism are central to all of them.September 30, 2020
In the midst of a nationwide movement to address police abuse of power and end systemic racism, a diverse group of Vermont-based organizations is urging Vermont public officials and candidates for office to embrace a comprehensive, ten-part action plan for police reform.August 5, 2020
On June 24th, 2020 ACLU of Vermont Executive Director James Duff Lyall testified to the Vermont House Government Operations and Judiciary Committees on proposals before the legislature for police reform.
Read or download the testimony below.June 24, 2020
On June 17th, 2020 the ACLU of Vermont submitted testimony to the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee on proposals before the legislature for police reform in Senate Bill 219.
Read or download the testimony below.June 18, 2020
On June 16, 2020, the ACLU of Vermont and its partners sent a letter to the Burlington School District's commissioners to voice concern about the unnecessary placement of school resources officers (SROs) in our schools, which studies show harms students, and to request that they seek alternativesJune 17, 2020
On June 11th, 2020 the ACLU of Vermont submitted testimony to the Vermont Senate Judiciary and Government Operations Committees on divesting from law enforcement to address systemic racism and support Vermont communities.June 11, 2020