First Black Woman Legislator In Vermont Resigns After Being Threaten

By Lance Perriman

The first black woman to ever serve in Vermont’s state legislature is speaking out about her decision to resign after facing repeated harassment — including acts of intimidation at her home that forced her and her husband, who was recovering from heart surgery, to flee to a different town.

The legislator, Kiah Morris, who was first elected in 2014 and won re-election in 2016, announced that she wouldn’t seek re-election this year — despite running unopposed — after facing vandalism, death threats that were seen by her young son, and a break-in to her home while her family was present, the Associated Press reports.

Despite her declaring her intent to leave office, intimidation from angry youths who would pound on her house’s windows and doors at night continued until she and her husband, who was recovering from heart surgery, were forced to flee her home in Bennington and move to another town.

Source: Political Dig

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