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We invite you to join us in signing the attached letter to unite Vermont nonprofits in condemning the insurrection January 6th on the U.S. Capitol and calling to action our sector and calling upon our policymakers to hold those responsible accountable.
How/When to Sign On: Please respond by 5:00 pm Monday the 18th that you would like your organization’s name on the letter. We don’t need signatures or logos for this letter. NOTE: The letter is only for Vermont nonprofits and foundations. Please do not extend the sign-on invitation to individuals.
Next Steps: As we look forward, the solution is neither simple nor quick, but we must take the time to respond and take action. That includes committing to do the work of dismantling hate, racism, and white supremacism. We share the following resources, training, and information to help guide your next steps.
- Speaking out about January 6 (FrameWorks)
- What to say and not to say in your statements about the white supremacist coup attempt at the Capitol (Nonprofit AF)
- A teaching guide for initial classroom reflection on the insurrection at the US Capitol
- Racial Equity Tools & Frameworks
- Rejecting False Harmony: How Philanthropy Can Support Real Healing (NPQ)
Please read the letter below and click here to sign your organization in support.
Call to Action from Vermont Nonprofits in Response to January 6th
We share this message in response to recent violence and disruption to our democracy, both in our nation’s Capitol and across our country:
Common Good Vermont unites nonprofits across Vermont to condemn actions of hate, violence, inciting of such actions, and disruptions to our lawful democratic processes. Vermont nonprofits stand united in opposition to the insurrection January 6th, on the U.S. Capitol, and its roots in white supremacy.
We call upon policymakers to hold those responsible accountable for actions that both directly and indirectly led to the violence on January 6th. These forms of hatred and insurrection are unacceptable. Justice must be served to those responsible for inciting it to prevent future violence.
We call upon nonprofits and sector leaders to take a stand in denouncing this violent insurrection and the rise of white supremacist crimes across our country. We cannot remain silent. This division and hate tears apart the fabric of our civil society, weakening our democratic processes, and hurting the people and communities we aim to serve. Our nonprofit sector is one of the most robust and vibrant in the country, playing a significant role in communities across our state. Our voice matters to those we serve and must not remain silent. Our action is essential to ensuring effective democracy as our roles as community leaders supports civic engagement and lends a voice to underrepresented communities.
This form of advocacy is an essential part of our democratic process. We have a responsibility to build awareness and understanding of our rights and responsibilities to uphold our democracy. Only then can we prevent this insurrection from happening again.
The long-term solution is neither simple nor quick, but we must take bold action. That includes committing to do the work of dismantling hate, racism, and white supremacism. As we seek to support our community members, our charitable community remains a vital beacon of action, support, and hope for each other and the communities we serve. Together, we commit to doubling our efforts to support democracy, oppose racism in all its forms, and advocate for equity and systems change, especially for vulnerable and BIPOC communities, at national and state levels.
We, Vermont nonprofits, sign this letter to unite in solidarity with our state and federal policymakers and to condemn any actions of hate, violence, inciting of such actions, and disruptions to our lawful democratic processes.
Common Good Vermont
United Way of Northwest Vermont
How/When to Sign On: Please respond by 5:00 pm Sunday the 17th that you would like your organization’s name on the letter. We don’t need signatures or logos for this letter. NOTE: The letter is only for Vermont nonprofits and foundations. Please do not extend the sign-on invitation to individuals.