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VCDR 2022 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events April 25 – April 29, 2022 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights NEW LEGISLATURE The Legislature is now moving towards adjournment. The Senate passed its version of the Budget on Friday April 22.  and a committee of conference Read more…


From the VCDR 2022 Legislative Platform Now that the State has apologized for the harm done by Vermont’s Eugenics law to persons with disabilities, indigenous Vermonters, Vermonters of color, and others; VCDR supports the creation of one or more truth and reconciliation commissions to examine and begin the process of Read more…


“Open to Change, Open to ALL” Keynote Speaker: Ming Canaday “Environmental Justice and Disability” Tuesday, May 10th 3:00 to 4:30 pm Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/DAD22Keynote Disability Awareness Day EVENTS “COVID has challenged us to find ways to respond to new challenges with high expectations Once again, this year’s Disability Awareness Day(s) will take place Read more…


The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights 2022 Legislative Platform VCDR thanks you for your service to ALL Vermonters! VCDR hopes that we can assist you throughout the session as you consider issues that affect the lives of your constituents with disabilities. Please contact us for input and education on disability Read more…


J.R.H.2 Resolution – No.114 Eugenics Apology Resolution J.R.H.2 Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices. (Summary in title) https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH002/JRH002%20Senate%20proposal%20of%20amendment%20Official.pdf Resolution as Adopted https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/ACTS/ACTR114/ACTR114%20As%20Adopted.pdf J.R.H.6 Resolution – No.113 Read more…


VCDR 2021 Legislative “End of Session Summary” July 22, 2021 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights The Legislature reconvened on Wednesday January 6 of this year. This was the first year of the new biennium with newly elected Representatives and Senators along with those returning to the legislature, new leadership in Read more…


Sarah’s Story: A Discussion on Mental Health By Shannan Fields, Integrated Marketing Coordinator    Apr. 30, 2019 Q and A Sarah Launderville has found success as the executive director for the Vermont Center for Independent Living, an adjunct faculty member for Springfield College St. Johnsbury, and alumna of Springfield College, but the journey wasn’t Read more…


VCDR joins our members and others calling for an end to police violence against African Americans in Vermont and across the nation. We mourn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others who have died as a result of police violence. Vermont’s disability rights community condemns these deaths and Read more…