House Speaker, Senate Prez to deliver eugenics public apology on State House Steps


Vermont Legislative Leaders

to apologize for Eugenics

Speaker of the House Jill Krowinski and Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint announced yesterday they will make a public apology on behalf of the legislature for Vermont’s state-sanctioned eugenics program on Saturday, October 16 at 3 pm on the State House steps in Montpelier.  

“This past session we passed J.R.H.2, a resolution formally and sincerely apologizing to all individual Vermonters, their families, descendants, and communities who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices. It was a first step in the process of recognizing and holding ourselves accountable for the harmful practices that impacted and traumatized targeted groups during one of the darkest chapters in Vermont’s history. 

“As we continue the work to address the impact of these eugenics policies, we believe it is critical that we meet publicly, inviting all Vermonters who wish to attend, and publicly apologize for the role that the legislature had in eugenics practices. It is important that we reflect and acknowledge the impact this had on so many individuals and families, and work to address the continuing impact of these policies on the communities that have historically been marginalized, discriminated against, and displaced in Vermont.”

The event will be recorded and available to those that are unable to attend. 

Categories: Legislation

10 replies »

  1. At present, the targeted group is the unborn. That apology will be forthcoming.

  2. How much more madness must occur before some sane Vermont cry’s foul!! This is like something out of an Orwellian novel but much worse. Is this out of state moonbats or the result of a public school indoctrination of our youth??

  3. Oh how wonderful.!!! what don’t they also apologize for raising taxes, abortions, carbon tax, etc…. what a bunch of idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Unless we push back and suffer the consequences of those choices, we will never recover. We all avoid pain, so to do what is right takes great effort. are we up to it.

  5. Oh that’s rich…all while pushing an experimental mRNA vaccine…Democrats just go from one stupid to another…It must be in their genes-:)

  6. Looks to me like they will be on the steps for quite a while if they are apologizing for past deeds. How far back do they intend to go? How about the exploits of Genghis Khan or maybe the crucifixion.

  7. Present day eugenic policies don’t apply to these modern practices of course – wink, wink. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn must be rolling in his grave – everything he wrote about and living out his exile in Vermont. Now, Vermont government policies is the epitome of what he escaped from and wrote about for years. History does indeed wash, rinse and repeat.