Racial and Social Justice

BLM...

Me,Too...

LGBTQ+   Rights...

Economic Justice...

The Work Continues...

It's time!

There's been a shift that has opened the way for long overdue next steps in addressing Injustices for Women, BIPOC, 

LGBTQ+, Indigenous Peoples and other oppressed and marginalzed communities.

The Me,Too Movement began opening the eyes of a society closed to what was happening for all too many women and minoritites.


The murders of Black and Brown people by police and the recogniziton that Police policies need to updated to reflect the reality of  the 21st Cenutry, are leading to legislative actions to address systemic racism.


As a member of the Social Equity Caucus, I'm pleased to report that we have helped push  the process of researching, crafting and passing bills to address Systemic Racism. The Legisalture  passed bills to prohibit Choke Holds and update trainng for police, including how to better deal with people in a Mental Health Crisis.

The Legisatlure also passed bills that bring civilians on to the Board that overseas Law Enforcement training. And working with the Governor, the Racial Equity Task Force has started the process of looking at Systemic Racism. This includes hearing from as many Vermonters as possible how their everyday lives experience racism. Next, the Legislature will take this on , and continue this process in the 2021 Legisatlive session.