Brattleboro: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Petitions Presented 11.22.2016

At the Brattleboro Selectboard’s meeting at Town Hall on November 22, 2016, we returned to follow up on the actions of the Oct. 4th meeting (only six weeks later). With the committed help of friends and allies, we were able to present petitions for a Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Warning article to recommend a permanent change in Brattleboro from the observance of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday in October. Five percent of the registered voters signatures (about 440) are required for this step in the process; we gathered about 540. Following ratification of the signatures by the Town Clerk, the Selectboard will add the article to the Warning agenda, for action by the annual RTM members on March 25, 2017.

Footage begins at about 1:15. Video courtesy of Brattleboro Community TV (original source here).


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