Awards, Gatherings, Campaigns and an Amazing Video

Advancing the effort for Vermont to address systemic racial disparities in statewide systems of the criminal and juvenile justice

Racial Justice Reform Coalition Receives Human Rights Award

The Racial Justice Reform Coalition was honored with a Human Rights Award last evening at the Rights and Democracy Annual Meeting. The award was for “Advancing the effort for Vermont to address systemic racial disparities in statewide systems of the criminal and juvenile justice” A huge shout out of thanks goes to EVERYONE who helped make this possible. The Racial Justice Reform Coalition is a group of over 30 organizations that collaborated in winning the passage of Act 54, Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel. The Coalition has remained engaged throughout the implementation process of what is being touted as the most impactful racial justice legislation in Vermont history to date. Their 2018 Legislative agenda is expected introduce novel approaches to addressing systemic racism as well as double down Vermont’s approach in protecting the civil liberties of people of color across the state.

Racial Justice Reform Coalition Winter Gathering

Justice For All’s December meeting will be at the The “Winter Gathering”. This will be at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on December 21st at from 4:.00 till 8:00 PM. Please make sure that you make it. We’re planning a time that you won’t want to miss. Here is the event.

Be mindful of the RSVP and bring the kids, we’ll have a space for them in the room.

You can support this event below and we’ll be sure to get your name or organization’s name on the program and slide show.

If you would like to sponsor you can get your organization’s name on the program and slide show as well as make a place for one of your monster banners.

Poor People’s Campaign:  National Call for a Moral Revival

Planning is underway to continue the roll-out of the Vermont Poor People’s Campaign: National Call for a Moral Revival. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @VTPPC as well as Instagram vtppcampaign and sign the national pledge card below. We’ll let you know what is next. Here are some word from the Co-chairs.

“Our nation needs a moral revival. Systemic racism. Poverty. A war economy. Ecological destruction. A distorted national morality. These enmeshed evils are tearing apart the country’s social fabric.

That’s why today, poor and disenfranchised people, clergy and moral leaders nationwide are launching the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Will you join us

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King and others called for the original Poor People’s Campaign to foster a revolution of values in America. But that vision was tragically cut short.

With extremists who stand against voting rights, living wages, health care and immigration reform gaining even more influence today in Washington and in statehouses across the country, the need for a new moral movement in the U.S. is more urgent than ever.

Today we announced our movement will unite tens of thousands of people across the country to engage in direct action at statehouses and the U.S. Capitol next spring – a six-week protest highlighted by one of the largest waves of civil disobedience in U.S. history.

We need you to step up and join our efforts

Please add your name if you’re ready to join our movement to transform the political, economic and moral structures of the country.

Together, we can make this country live up to its ideals.

Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chairs, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

P.S. Our movement is uniting people of every race, sex, creed, sexuality and party behind a common moral agenda. Add your name and join our movement for a moral revival in this country.”

Released December 4th, 2017

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