David Zuckerman on Civil Rights



Root out structural and systemic oppression

We must address implicit bias in all aspects of our communities, from education to employment, and the long-term impact that it has on all people of color. It is imperative that we work to right the legacy impacts of policy decisions that have disadvantaged people of color and have had pervasive and persistent ramifications. It is equally important that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past and ensure that our work is informed by an intention to root out structural and systemic oppression.

Many people with disabilities face discrimination and barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis. We must prioritize legislation that incorporates equity. We must provide incentives and support to Vermont businesses to hire people with disabilities and ensure that schools are providing education that meets each child's needs. Vermonters with disabilities deserve the same quality of life that all Vermonters deserve.

Source: 2020 Vermont governor campaign website ZuckermanForVT.com , Apr 3, 2020

Voted to override veto of gay marriage law

Vermont should be a place where all feel welcome. We must work to remove societal biases and laws that disproportionately harm nonmajority communities in Vermont. We must lift up Vermont women, indigenous Vermonters, Vermonters of color, LGBTQIA Vermonters, rural Vermonters, Vermonters of all religions, Vermonters with disabilities, and Vermonters of all socioeconomic classes. We must stand up against hate speech and ensure equal employment opportunities and equity.

In 2009 David and the Vermont legislature codified the right of same-sex couples to marry in Vermont by overriding Governor Jim Douglas' veto. We as Vermonters will continue to uplift the LGBTQIA community by ensuring that they receive the same rights

Source: 2020 Vermont governor campaign website ZuckermanForVT.com , Apr 3, 2020

Women should be paid equally and treated equally

Women should be paid equally and treated equally. While we can be proud that the gender pay gap in Vermont is the lowest of any of the United States, no gap is acceptable. Vermont women made 87 cents to every dollar that a Vermont man made in 2019, and the gap increases when race is taken into account. We must also address underlying sexism and ensure pay equity.
Source: 2020 Vermont governor campaign website ZuckermanForVT.com , Apr 3, 2020

Supports same-sex marriage and inclusion of gender identity

Q: Do you support same-sex marriage?


Q: Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Vermont's anti-discrimination laws?


Q: Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Vermont's anti-discrimination laws?


Source: Vote Smart Vermont State 2014 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2014

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