St. Albans rally against sexual exploitation and abuse

There will be a “Rally for Justice” in St. Albans’ Taylor Park on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30 PM.

Organized by community members in conjunction with Voices Against Violence to demonstrate  solidarity with the victims of domestic and sexual violence, exploitation and injustice and to demand change to the culture that tacitly permits such things to occur.

Among the speakers will be former Democratic governor Madeline Kunin  and Auburn Watersong from the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

In the wake of mounting allegations of abuse against Norm McAllister, it has been frustrating for most Franklin County residents that Mr. McAllister refuses to voluntarily vacate his senate seat.

This is an opportunity for citizens of Franklin County to bring the angry emotions that this incident has awakened to a constructive gathering that will add volume to the demand for McAllister’s resignation.

At the same time, it is hoped that, at this time, with the public consciousness so traumatically elevated, we will see some meaningful improvement in the support structure that will allow more victims to securely come forward for help, knowing that hey will get it and not suffer repercussions.

The more voices, the greater the impact; so, come to St. Albans tomorrow to make yourself heard.

About Sue Prent

Artist/Writer/Activist living in St. Albans, Vermont with my husband since 1983. I was born in Chicago; moved to Montreal in 1969; lived there and in Berlin, W. Germany until we finally settled in St. Albans.

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