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Burlington City Council approve charter change language for Town Meeting Day ballots, financing CityPlace project | #citycouncil

Burlington City Council finalized a few ballot items and approved a financing request regarding CityPlace at Monday night’s council meeting.Council agreed on the language voters will see on Town Meeting Day for multiple charter changes, including whether or not non-citizen residents of the city should be allowed to vote and the final redistricting map.Redistricting has […]

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Alabama

Success of ‘slavery on the ballot’ measures could help incarcerated pregnant people of color | WFAE 90.7 | #elections | #alabama

Originally published by The 19th During the midterm elections, five states — Alabama, Oregon, Vermont, Louisiana, and Tennessee — put to vote initiatives purported to prohibit the use of slavery and indentured servitude as a punishment for crime, an antiquated allowance given by the 13th Amendment 157 years ago this month that prisons across the country still […]

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City Council

Burlington City Council Openings Burlington City Commissions/Boards | Request for Proposals | Seven Days | #citycouncil

Chittenden Solid Waste District Board – alternate Term Expires 5/31/24 One Opening Fence Viewers Term Expires 6/30/23 Two Openings Parks and Recreation Commission Term Expires 6/30/23 One Opening Vehicle for Hire Licensing Board Term Expires 6/30/24 Two Openings Vehicle for Hire Licensing Board Term Expires 6/30/25 Two Openings Applications may be submitted to the Clerk/Treasurer’s […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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City Council

Burlington City Council to consider ranked choice voting, all-resident voting | #citycouncil

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Burlington City Council will vote Monday night on several measures that could end up on the Town Meeting Day ballot. That includes a proposal to change the way voters elect their mayor. The City Council is looking at three charter changes. One is allowing all residents to vote, another is […]

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Alabama

Slavery, involuntary servitude rejected by 4 states’ voters | #elections | #alabama

Voters in four states have approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, while those in a fifth state rejected a flawed version of the question. The measures approved Tuesday could curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont. In […]

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City Council

Burlington City Council approves appointment of two city officials | #citycouncil

The city of Burlington unanimously appointed two city officials Monday, including one position that has been vacant for months.  Mayor Miro Weinberger created the Racial, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Department in 2019 after declaring racism a public health emergency in Burlington. It has since helped implement the first Juneteenth event in Burlington, among other initiatives.  […]

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Arkansas

New study finds Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas to be most unsafe states

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas are the most unsafe states to live in the United States, according to a new study published Tuesday. The results of the study were formed by taking 53 key safety indicators that were grouped into five categories, then comparing how all 50 states fared in each of these indicators. The data […]

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Alabama

Glitter Magazine | November Brings New Opportunities for Five States to Outlaw Slavery | #elections | #alabama

vesperstock/ Shutterstock In November, voters in five states have the power to remove language that allows involuntary servitude and slavery as punishment for a crime or debt from their state constitutions.

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