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ACLU of Vermont

The ACLU of Vermont was founded in 1967. During its history, the ACLU has been involved in a wide range of issues, from free speech to race and sex discrimination to unlawful searches to education equity. Underlying the positions the ACLU has undertaken on all issues is adherence to the constitutional freedoms spelled out in the Bill of Rights.

ACLU of Vermont 2014 Annual Meeting Panel Discussion

The ACLU of Vermont 47th Annual Meeting’s panel discussion: “Civil Liberties 360”, included a diverse group of people with interests in varying civil liberties issues. They talked about the work they do to protect individual rights.
Panelists included:
• Emily Tredeau, staff attorney at the Office of the Vermont Defender General whose work focuses on post-conviction relief
• Kate Piper, attorney with a long-term interest and involvement in juvenile justice issues.
• Jay Diaz, Vermont Bar Foundation Poverty Law Fellow working at Vermont Legal Aid on promoting educational access, stability, and equality for Vermont’s low-income children
• Laura Subin, director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana
• Annie Smith, Dartmouth College student interning in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office in Boston this winter
ACLU-VT board member Julie Kalish, who teaches writing at Dartmouth College, moderated the panel.
Allen Gilbert, ACLU of Vermont’s Executive Director, made opening remarks.
Meeting held at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier, VT on Nov. 8, 2014.

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