Resolution on Justice for Trayvon Martin

WHEREAS, Trayvon Martin was murdered at point blank range by George Zimmerman for “walking while black” in a neighborhood where Trayvon was staying with his father, after Zimmerman racially profiled and followed Trayvon, despite being told by police to stay in his car; WHEREAS, the acquittal of George Zimmerman exposes…

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Resolution to Challenge Vermont Parties and Candidates to work together to voluntarily erase the effect of Super PACs and Corporate donations on Vermont’s election process

WHEREAS; Super PACs spent over $1 million in Vermont in the 2012 election, not only in statewide races, but also in individual legislative districts, WHEREAS; these Super PACs spent money on behalf of both Democratic and Republican party candidates, WHEREAS; the effects of growing corporate donations on the democratic process…

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Resolution on Vermont’s Divestment from the Fossil Fuel Industry

WHEREAS; the economic and human cost of the climate crisis is increasing in the US and around the world, WHEREAS; a large area of the Midwest experienced serious drought this past summer, WHEREAS; Hurricane Sandy demonstrated the consequences of rising ocean temperatures combined with increasingly powerful storms, WHEREAS; the Arctic…

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Resolution of Labor Support

WHEREAS; The Vermont Progressive Party appreciates the critical role that organized labor has played in advancing higher living standards, better working conditions and greater workplace democracy for all workers; and, WHEREAS; The Vermont Progressive Party recognizes that the decline of organized labor in the United States has significantly contributed to…

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Resolution of Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Resolved That: The Vermont Progressive Party declares itself to be in solidarity with the State, National and International Occupy Wall Street Movement and its opposition to the continuing accumulation of wealth and power in the hands of the already wealthy and powerful, and the Movement’s support of democratic methods and…

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Resolution Supporting Restrictions on Corporate Funding of Political Campaigns

Resolved, that the delegates present at the Nov. 19, 2011 VPP Convention support the efforts of local citizens in Vermont towns to place before voters at their Town Meetings in March 2012 the following article or equivalent “Shall the voters of (Town Name), Vermont call upon the United States Congress…

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