Breaking Silence and Standing Up for Right

Breaking Silence and Standing Up for Right

All, A couple weeks ago White extremists led an insurrection at the United States Capitol, waving confederate flags in the...

Join us to Protect the Results of the 2020 Election

Join us to Protect the Results of the 2020 Election

Today, we vote. At the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance we’re voting for a future where BIPOC lives are valued and...

Response to Mayor Miro Weinberger’s Appointment of Director of Police Transformation & “Five New Actions on Policing”

By Mark Hughes & Members of the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance remains committed to the...

Veto Request on Cannabis Taxation and Regulation Bill, S.54

Veto Request on Cannabis Taxation and Regulation Bill, S.54

Dear Jason, Rebecca, and Xusana, Please find attached a letter to Governor Scott, signed on behalf of the Vermont Racial...

VRJA Legislative Priorities

VRJA Legislative Priorities

In short, the murder of George Floyd, the shooting of Jacob Blake and thousands of others are a symptom of...

Mark Hughes’ Letter of Resignation from the Burlington Police Commission

Mark A. HughesSeptember 3, 2020 My resignation from the Burlington Police Commission iseffective immediately. The statutory authority, delegated powers and...

Press release: RJA’s reaction to “Race Disparities Traffic Stop Data” published on August 24th by the University of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 Contact: Mark Hughes (mark@justiceforallvt.org) Ashley Laporte (ashleyrlaporte@gmail.com) Vermont Racial Justice Alliance’s Point of...

New Data Shows Black Vermonters are 10x More Likely than White Vermonters to be Infected with COVID-19

New Data Shows Black Vermonters are 10x More Likely than White Vermonters to be Infected with COVID-19

Data recently released from the state clearly illustrates that racism is a public health crisis. COVID-19 does not spread evenly...

August 22: Celebrate 401 years of African American History at the First African Landing VT Commemoration

August 22: Celebrate 401 years of African American History at the First African Landing VT Commemoration

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance and the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church are pleased to present the second annual First African...

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