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In May, Governor Phil Scott put his seal on a Proclamation of Inclusion. It urges Vermonters to work harder to end discrimination and welcome people regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, and disability. That message needs to be repeated, especially with the recent one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and the overdue call for racial justice it has brought.

But how do words translate to action? The Governor’s designation of the second week of May as Inclusion Week is a good gesture. But how does Vermont go beyond that, and show that we can get there from here? There are ways to donate time, money, and goodwill to reach the goal. Here are five. 

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Up, Up, and Away: Three things donors can do to help Vermont cope with soaring inflation

It's visible at the gas pump and the grocery checkout. In December 2021, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 7 percent, the largest 12-month increase since 1982. Moreover, inflation tends to hurt people at the bottom of the income ladder more than those at the top.

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