The Coalition

Racial Justice Reform Coalition Members,

Thanks for your hard work on Act 54 and Act 9, the only two legislative mandates addressing racial justice and systemic racism mitigation in Vermont history!  We should all also be proud of the fact that in H.R. 25, (though not adopted) a House Resolution to remove slavery from the constitution was introduced for the first time in history.  All that we have accomplished to date is nothing short of incredible.  But there is more work to be done and that work will require us to work more decentralized and succinctly.  We’re excited about the Racial Justice Reform Coalition 2.0

The Racial Justice Reform Coalition is changing.  As we reshape the Coalition, our focus will turn to clarifying organizational responsibilities and internal operational processes.  Effective immediately, all member organizations are removed from the Coalition.  In the near future, you will receive an invitation to a planning meeting, where we will provide specific details on membership criteria, the application process as well as answer prospective member organization questions.

Shortly afterwards, will begin the coordinated process to onboard the “Core” Coalition Member Organizations, provided they meet our newly defined criteria and desire membership to the Racial Justice Reform Coalition.  The “Core” group of the Coalition will complete the development of the Coalition Processes and begin work on the development of the Coalition Plan of Action, which will include the Coalition Legislative Agenda.

Mark Hughes,
Executive Director, Justice For All
Racial Justice Reform Coalition Coordinator