Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, ACLU of Vermont Triples Membership, Expands Staff

News Release — ACLU of Vermont March 20, 2017 Contact: James Lyall, executive director, ACLU of Vermont, 802-223-6304 x 115, [email protected] Civil Rights Organization Marks Milestone with Increased Emphasis on Public Engagement and Policy Advocacy MONTPELIER— With a membership that has more than tripled in size since the election of Donald Trump, the ACLU of […]

UPDATED: Scott touts ‘comforting message’ immigration bill would send

The Vermont ACLU says the legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect undocumented immigrants from raids.

Lawmakers quickly address immigration bill

A joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees began taking testimony one day after Gov. Scott laid out the proposal. Some Republicans felt the measure was unnecessary.

Allen Gilbert: Brigham decision is 20 years old, but its principle is much, much older

Policy experts judge Act 60 the fairest education funding system in the country.

ACLU argues against criminal prosecution in KKK fliers case

William Schenk was accused of posting fliers at the home of two Burlington women of color.

Jay Diaz: For timely disclosure, greater transparency

To build public trust, police must abandon the “ongoing investigation” smokescreen.

Emails show DMV fraud-fighting spilled over into immigration enforcement

Motor Vehicles Department investigators say the immigration agency was an important resource in fighting fraudulent applications for driver’s privilege cards. Others see a blurring of jurisdictions where officials essentially set traps for applicants.

DMV changing application process after discrimination case

The process for driver’s licenses and privilege cards will be made more friendly to applicants who are in the country without authorization.

Gilbert: Defense of civil liberties ‘is never over’

The head of the ACLU-Vermont recalls battles over public records, education funding equity, personal privacy and right to free speech.

New executive director chosen at Vermont ACLU

James Duff Lyall, who is currently an attorney with the ACLU of Arizona, will replace Executive Director Allen Gilbert in July.

Gilbert to leave post as ACLU Vermont executive director

A succession committee has begun a nationwide search for a new director, while outgoing director Allen Gilbert plans to stay on until a replacement is hired.

Sears, Shumlin push changes to marijuana legislation

The Senate Judiciary chairman and the governor want to add language that would move a quarter of the tax money brought in by legal pot to the state’s general fund; bar people from growing the plant at home; and beef up penalties for adults who sell the drug to minors.

Implicit bias subject of ACLU-VT annual meeting

Biases in policing reflect biases ingrained more widely across society.

Racial profiling discussion highlights ACLU-Vermont annual meeting Nov. 7

News Release — ACLU-Vermont Nov. 3, 2015 Contact: Allen Gilbert, executive director, 223-6304, x115; [email protected] MONTPELIER – Race relations have continued to be a topic of concern in both Vermont and the nation as a whole, with much recent attention on police shootings of African-Americans in cities around the country. Yet is the problem just […]