Vermont Progressive Party State Committee Meeting Minutes 5/31/2014

Vermont Progressive Party State Committee Meeting Minutes Statehouse Cafeteria, Montpelier, VT 5/31/2014 Meeting called to order at 1:00 pm. Approximately 80 state committee members and VPP members were in attendance. Coordinating Committee Vacancies The Chair, Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, explained the vacancies and the process under VPP bylaws for filling the seats.…

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Vermont Progressive Party Coordinating Committee Meeting 6/7/2014

Vermont Progressive Party Coordinating Committee Meeting 6/7/2014 AFT-UPV Office, Pine St, Burlington 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Present: Chair Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, Treasurer Martha Abbot, Secretary Chris Brimmer, at large Corey Decker, Executive Director Robert Millar joined meeting at 11:30, Vice-Chair Morgan Daybell joined at 11:45, at large Shawn Jarecki attended…

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How to Get a “P” – A Quick Summary of the Party Nomination & Endorsement Process

First, you need to understand the difference between an endorsement and a nomination. In the simplest terms, the difference is that a nomination is determined by state statute and procedures, while an endorsement is controlled solely by our party bylaws and procedures. More importantly, a nomination affects how party labels…

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May 2014 State Committee Meeting – Proposed Agenda

Vermont State Committee Meeting May 31, 2014; 1:00-4:00PM Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier 12-1PM: New Pre-Session: Progressive Women’s Caucus Bring your own lunch and join the women of the Progressive Party for an informal discussion of politics, running for office, & being a woman in a world where we are far from…

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Letter to CCTA Management

On Monday, March 17th, three Progressive City Councilors and Progressive Councilor-Elect Selene Colburn issued the following open letter to CCTA management in support of the bus drivers’ strike. We, the undersigned members of Burlington’s City Council, are writing in solidarity with the Chittenden County Transportation Association’s organized bus drivers and…

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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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February 2014 State Committee Meeting – Proposed Agenda

Vermont State Committee Meeting February 8, 2014; 1:00 pm North End Studios, Burlington REGISTRATION (12:30 PM) STATE COMMITTEE (1:00 PM) Welcome: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (5 minutes) Burlington Update: City Councilors & Candidates (25 minutes) Panel Discussion – Economic Rights & Paid Sick Days (60 minutes) *Panel Members: Rep. Cindy Weed, Lindsay…

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Press Release: Selene Colburn to Seek Progressive Nomination for Ward 1 City Council

BURLINGTON – Selene Colburn will seek the Progressive nomination for the City Council seat being vacated by outgoing Ward 1 Councilor Kevin Worden.  Selene, a librarian at the University of Vermont and a Trustee on the Burlington Library Commission, brings a rich understanding of issues important to Ward 1 residents.…

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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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