- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Following a call to action from the NAACP’s Champlain Area chapter president, a local woman has launched an initiative to organize a branch for Rutland County.

The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2anUsbT ) the NAACP’s Burlington office, the first in the state, has fielded more calls from Rutland County than any other county in Vermont since it opened last summer.

Chapter President Mary Brown-Guillory first suggested expanding the organization a few months ago at a diversity training seminar. Tabitha Pohl-Moore was in attendance and has since been working to bring a chapter to the Rutland area.

Pohl-Moore hopes to enlist 100 members by September in order to apply for a charter with the national NAACP in October. She says Rutland really needs a space and a forum to discuss issues of discrimination.


Information from: Rutland Herald, https://www.rutlandherald.com/

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