Take Action Tuesday: Racial Justice in Vermont

As part of a national movement to lead mass political education events, Rights & Democracy is announcing a series of weekly “Take Action Tuesday” organizing calls.

 

These Tuesday evening calls will offer ways for people to take action here in Vermont. We know there is a lot of frustration nationally, but we have a lot of work to do here at home. These half-hour calls will connect you to the organizations and issues that need your voice or time. We’ll send out RSVP notices in our Monday call-to-action emails, and will set up a page on our website to highlight each call.

 

Lead Organizer Elise Greaves will host these calls. Her first guest will be Mark Hughes of Justice for All, who will update us on an important piece of racial justice legislation, H. 492, which creates an unprecedented Racial Justice Oversight Board that will oversee the implementation of mitigating strategies to address implicit bias in state law and policy. Mark will update us on where the bill stands, who we need to contact to ensure its passage this session, and more.

 

Justice for All has an online petition supporting this legislation, along with key background information.

 

Around the country, our sister organizations are leading mass political education events throughout the month of April based on a study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence. We are joining in this effort by bringing attention to the needs in our state across multiple, but interconnected, issues of rights, justice, and democracy.

 

Save this Link for the Call!

Join us for a half-hour online conference call from 7 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET.

 

Here are the topics we’ll be focusing on in upcoming Take Action Tuesday calls:

  • April 11, 2017 - Economic Justice
  • April 17, 2017 - Climate/Environmental Justice
  • April 24, 2017 - Immigrant Rights
  • May 1, 2017 - Movement Politics

 

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