Reimagine Policing in Vermont

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To Vermont’s elected leaders, candidates for office, and other public officials, We the undersigned organizations, our members and supporters, and Vermonters across the state know the safest communities do not have more police—they have more resources. Vermonters want healthy, vibrant communities that support their needs—needs like health care, housing, childcare, education, and jobs. Instead, Vermont has prioritized investing in a… Continue Reading Reimagine Policing in Vermont

VCIL Statement on Police Violence

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living condemns the police violence and systemic racism that pulses through our country. We are in solidarity with a Statement on Police Violence that the National Council on Independent Living released in May. Racism, police brutality, communal grief and trauma have been magnified in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, but these issues are not… Continue Reading VCIL Statement on Police Violence

Look for Ways to Support Our Black and Jewish Neighbors

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We held our monthly full staff meeting recently at the Vermont Center for Independent Living. At every staff meeting we pause to honor with a moment of silence those who have died within our movement. We say their names out loud and reflect on how they impacted our lives. This month the list was a bit longer as we honored… Continue Reading Look for Ways to Support Our Black and Jewish Neighbors

VCIL Opposes Weakening of Transgender Rights

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This week multiple news outlets reported that the Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, which will eliminate the rights of transgender people. The plan includes having the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) ignore modern science, medicine and the law. This is… Continue Reading VCIL Opposes Weakening of Transgender Rights