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 Statewide Meeting

Sunday, February 19th  1 pm to 4 pm Location: Edmunds Elementary  School (299 Main St, Burlington)  The Women’s Caucus will meet for a potluck lunch at 11:30 am at Emma Mulvaney-Stanak’s house (79 Front St, Burlington) before the meeting. The Labor Commission will meet immediately following the meeting.  All are welcome.…

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Progressive Legislative Agenda – 2016

The four issues listed below constitute a policy list designated as VPP’s top priorities by the Progressive Party’s state Coordinating Committee. Below you’ll also find a list of priorities from each Progressive legislator. This legislative agenda is, by no means, an exhaustive or exclusive list. Rather, it is an attempt…

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Minutes – November 2013 State Convention

November 9, 2013; 1:00 pm, 
Capital City Grange, Berlin In attendance: 125 people Welcome: Martha Abbott Martha started the meeting at 1:15pm and thanked the VT State Employees Association for sponsoring the lunch, Elizabeth Skarie for ice cream, Tina Scanlon for organizing the raffle, the current CoCo members and Robert…

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2013 Statewide Convention – Proposed Agenda

Annual Convention and State Committee Meeting November 9, 2013; 1:00 pm Capital City Grange, Berlin REGISTRATION & LUNCH (12:30 PM) CONVENTION (1:00 PM)  Welcome: Martha Abbott (10 minutes) A special video message: Prof. Bill McKibben (15 minutes) Divesting from the Fossil Fuel Industry: 350.org & Student Activists (40 minutes) CoCo…

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Press Release: Progressive Party Statement on Entergy Yankee Decommissioning

Progressives were excited to learn Tuesday morning that the Entergy Yankee Nuclear power plant will be decommissioned and closed in 2014.  This is long overdue and something the Progressive Party has fought for since the plant was first proposed. Progressive Party Chair Martha Abbott had this to say: “Many Progressives…

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Push to divest fossil fuel companies from Vermont college endowments is gaining momentum

February 21, 2013; Audrey Clark; VTDigger It’s not just schools that are being pushed to divest. Gofossilfree.org lists four off-campus campaigns: the United Church of Christ, California Teachers Pension Fund, the city of Seattle, and the state of Vermont. Reps. Christopher Pearson, P-Burlington, and Kesha Ram, D-Burlington, and 23 others…

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