Progs back Corren, rebuff Bauer for Lt. Gov.

June 2, 2014; Terri Hallenbeck; Burlington Free Press MONTPELIER – As the Progressive Party State Committee met Saturday in the Statehouse cafeteria, two candidates for lieutenant governor stood up and asked for the group’s endorsement. Both men touted Progressive ideals. Only one of them was a Progressive. If you thought…

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Progressives Announce Slate of 21 Candidates

June 1, 2014; Anne Galloway; VTDigger The Vermont Progressive Party will have four statewide candidates, three incumbent senators and 14 House candidates running for office in the 2014 election. The Progressive party, one of four state major parties, announced its slate on Saturday — well ahead of the Vermont Democratic…

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Progs face staffing change, focusing on leggie races

May 27, 2014; Terri Hallenbeck; Burlington Free Press It might seem like bad timing for a political party to be losing its executive director and trying to hire an elections director right now, just as the election action is picking up. “It’s not ideal,” conceded Progressive Party Chairwoman Emma Mulvaney-Stanak,…

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Building a Movement for Happiness

May 15, 2014; John de Graaf; Truthout Vermont and Bhutan have embraced happiness rather than GDP as a measure of social success. The world’s happiest countries share surprising characteristics – a small gap between rich and poor; work-life balance; urban design favoring community over cars; high degrees of interpersonal trust;…

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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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Former Progressive State Rep to Run for Lieutenant Governor

May 8, 2014; Andrea Suozzo; VTDigger It’s been 14 years since Dean Corren left the Vermont House. But with the state moving ever closer to providing universal health insurance coverage, he says it’s time to get back in the game. “I think this one of the most exciting times since…

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Progressive Legislative Roundup

Aptil 18, 2014; Bob Kinzel; VPR When the 2014 legislative session started, leaders in the Progressive Party were expressing concern with some of the policies of Governor Shumlin. How do they feel about the Governor now as the session winds down? We’ll talk with the House Progressive Caucus leader, Burlington…

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As Vermont Goes, So Goes the Nation?

April 5, 2014; Molly Worthen; New York Times “Three years ago, Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, signed a bill creating Green Mountain Care: a single-payer system in which, if all goes according to plan, the state will regulate doctors’ fees and cover Vermonters’ medical bills. Mr. Shumlin is a…

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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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Vermont signs $2.8-million software contract

february 3, 2014; Nancy Remsen; Burlington Free Press MONTPELIER — When the first campaign finance reports for the 2014 election are filed in July, the office of the Secretary of State hopes candidates will be able to submit their reports electronically if they want. Electronic filing of contributions and spending…

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