Meeting Minutes – 4/15/17 CoCo Meeting

11am – 1:30pm VPP Office (Hinge), Burlington VT   Present at the meeting: Chair Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Sec. Chris Brimmer, Asst. Treasurer Meg Polyte, at large Adam Norton, Barbara Prine, Mike Kane, Corey Decker, Executive Director Josh Wronski. Absent: Martha Abbott, Morgan Daybell, Carl Davis   1) Membership Outreach Update. Josh…

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Budget Veto Response from House Caucus Chair Chesnut-Tangerman

DC politics moves to Montpelier?   Phil Scott was elected as a “down to earth” moderate. We can now safely throw those labels out the window. It is neither down to earth or moderate to demand a budget that doesn’t raise taxes, get what you asked for, praise it, and…

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Tell Gov. Scott to Sign the Budget

Hello Friends,   You have probably heard that Governor Scott Plans to veto our state budget in response to the legislature rejecting his plan to weaken the right of teachers to collectively bargain. This blatant attempt to undermine workers’ rights comes straight out of the national right-wing playbook, and is…

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Progressives Appeal Ruling on Public Financing of Elections

IF YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCING, PLEASE DONATE TO OUR LEGAL FUND HERE May 10th, 2017   Contact Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party josh@progressiveparty.org (802) 229-0800   Burlington, VT – The Vermont Progressive Party filed an appeal with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City in…

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Three big votes

Hello Friends,   What a week it’s been! This week our legislators voted on three major pieces of legislation. They voted on cannabis reform, paid family leave, and Gov. Scott’s last minute attempt to undermine the right of teachers to collectively bargain health insurance with their school boards. On all…

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Progressives Stand with Teachers and Their Families

May 4th, 2017 Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party 802-229-0800   Montpelier, VT – Last night Progressive House Legislators stood unanimously opposed to a thinly veiled attempt to undermine workers’ rights in Vermont.   Governor Phil Scott’s proposal to negotiate a statewide health insurance plan for teachers was…

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Update from Rep. Sandy Haas and Rep. Brian Cina

Hello Friends,   While Democratic and Republican leaders continue to pass the buck on implementing progressive legislation to support the needs of ordinary Vermonters, our Progressive State Representatives Have been hard at work fighting for the needs of ordinary people and the planet. This week we have updates from Representative…

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Hello Friends, While Democratic and Republican leaders continue to pass the buck on implementing progressive legislation to support the needs of ordinary Vermonters, our Progressive State Representatives Have been hard at work fighting for the needs of ordinary people and the planet. This week we have updates from Representative Sandy…

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Meeting Minutes – CoCo Meeting 3/23/17

VPP CoCo Notes 3/23/17 730-8pm Conference Call Present: Chair Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Vice-Chair Morgan Daybell, Treasurer Martha Abbot, Sec. Chris Brimmer, at large Adam Norton, Corey Decker, Executive Director Josh Wronski. Absent: Barb Prine, Meg Polyte, Mike Kane, and Carl Davis Emma gave a recap of communications with the Democrats on…

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Legislative Update

Hello Friends,   Now that we are two thirds of the way through the legislative session, I wanted to give you an update on where we stand on a few key pieces of Progressive supported legislation. This year Progressive Party members identified key social, economic and environmental issues in our…

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Progressive House Caucus: Our Take on the State Budget

The following is a letter from the Progressive House Caucus to the Progressive State Committee explaining their position on the state budget.    Hello Progressive State Committee   Last week the House of Representatives almost unanimously approved the proposed FY 2018 budget. By all accounts it was an austerity budget…

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