Minutes – February 2014 State Committee Meeting

February 8, 2014; 1:00 pm, 
North End Studios, Burlington In attendance: Approximately 60 people attended, with another several guest speakers. Welcome: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Emma opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending. She offered up an instant poll for State Committee members to answer a survey question on paper or…

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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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Minutes – August 2013 State Committee Meeting

1. Opening Remarks from Party Chair, Martha Abbott Martha Abbott reviewed the agenda and noted highlights of what the Party has achieved in recent years, including pushing state towards single payer health insurance, getting corporate money out of politics, raising the level of discussion around the creation of a state…

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Progs Seem Eager to Take on Shumlin … If They Can Find the Money and the Candidate

August 11, 2013; Kevin J. Kelley; Seven Days The absence of some of the party’s brightest stars didn’t prevent Vermont Progressives at a meeting on Saturday from considering a race next year against Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin. The 40 Prog faithful who gathered on a dazzling August afternoon in Bethel’s…

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No Laughing Matter: In the Vermont Senate, the Joke’s on Campaign-Finance Reform

April 3, 2013; Paul Heintz; Seven Days What’s so funny about banning corporate contributions to political candidates? That’s what Sen. Dave Zuckerman (P/D-Chittenden) was wondering last Thursday night when several colleagues began to chuckle during a roll call vote on a tough new campaign-finance rule. For years, the Vermont Senate…

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