For Immediate Release: Ali Dieng Wins Ward 7 City Council Election

Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party Phone: 518-810-6978 Email: josh@progressiveparty.org   Burlington, VT – Ali Dieng won the special election for Burlington’s Ward 7 City Council seat, on Tuesday with over sixty percent of the vote. Dieng was endorsed by the Burlington Progressive Party in May and had…

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Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman: Let’s Work Together

This op-ed is from Lt. Governor David Zuckerman   In Vermont, we have a tradition of spending time reviewing complicated changes to our laws. The legislature you elect works collaboratively to ensure all ideas receive a thorough vetting and reduces the chances of unintended consequences. The Governor’s proposal to mandate…

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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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For Immediate Release: Progressives Raise Questions Over Canceled Recount

Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party josh@progressiveparty.org (802) 229-0800   Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Chair, Vermont Progressive Party emma@progressiveparty.org (802) 999-6723   Montpelier, VT – The long awaited recount of the Orange-1 House race between Progressive Susan Hatch Davis and Republican Robert Frenier was abruptly canceled Wednesday morning. House members…

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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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Scott’s Budget Highlights Need for Progressive Reform

The following is from Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Chair of the House Progressive Caucus. Robin also responded to Scott’s budget via Facebook Live immediately following the budget address. You can find his video response at the bottom of this post.     Governor Scott’s budget address last week was uncharacteristically bold. It contained…

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Progressives Respond to Republican Recount Claims

For Immediate Release: January 27th, 2017   Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party 802-229-0800   Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Progressive Party issued a response on Friday to Republican claims of “partisan overreach” by Democrats and Progressives. The claims were made in response to a decision by the House Committee on…

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Progressives Question Scott’s Plan to Merge Departments

Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party (802) 229-0800   Montpelier, VT – Some Progressives are questioning Governor Phil Scott’s executive order combining the Departments of Labor and Commerce.   “Efficiency in government and consolidating departments and agencies makes sense when they have overlapping missions,” said Progressive Party Chair…

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BURLINGTON STILL NOT FOR SALE; OPPOSE MALL PROJECT Support thoughtful, community-based planning process

This is a press release from the Burlington Progressive Committee.  CONTACT: Charles Winkleman, 802-448-0183, BTVProgressiveParty@gmail.com BURLINGTON – Today the Burlington Progressive Party announced its opposition to the current Burlington Town Center proposal and proposed zoning changes. Progressives understand that although the project would bring some benefits in additional housing and…

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Education Fairness

Originally printed as an editorial in the Times Argus on May 31st    Legislators next year may be presented with an idea that could ease property taxes, bolster school funding and bring greater fairness to the state’s tax system. It all has to do with the tax advantage now enjoyed…

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