What is a Position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.

Vermont Positions

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The Vermont League of Women Voters, in concurrence with the Leagues of Maine and New Hampshire, believe there are acceptable solutions for disposing of low-level radioactive waste generated in our region. Vermont has since partnered with Texas for radioactive waste disposal.

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Retired in 2019. Vermont instituted state-wide Kindergarten screening.

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Many goals of the original position were met by Act 60 and Act 46.

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We support local groundwater withdrawal regulations, not less restrictive than state law, with specific recommendations

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The LWV of Vermont favors a Vermont program to provide a basic level of quality health care to residents of Vermont.

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Position was retired in 2019. There have been changes in procedure in the Vermont General Assembly since 1975 The LWVUS (national level) has a position on general good governance principles that we can use.

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Although we continue to agree with the principles of the 1975 position, in specifics it would need a restudy to be brought up to date in light of the legal history of Act 250 in the last 40 years.

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In favor of proportional representation in multi-seat districts, as a way of achieving both competitive elections and fair representation of both majorities and minorities within a district.

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We support the establishment of a State Bank

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LWV-Vermont supports ranked choice voting (RCV), for all statewide elections.

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The four state delegations from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island concur on regional transportation goals.

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Retired in favor of the LWVUS (national level) position on Climate Change.

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Redistricting for General Assembly to be periodic, enforceable and based on population. Recommend four-year terms for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

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It is the consensus of the League of Women Voters of Vermont that vouchers and charter schools are not options for the Vermont public school system. Public education is for the general good of society.

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The League of Women Voters of Vermont outline a multi-factor approach to effectively solving the problem of solid waste. Many of this postions goals were met in the decade that followed. Rather than revising, we retire in favor of the more general LWVUS (national level) position on solid waste.

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Positions against deficit financing, in favor of federal grants, and positions on property and income taxation. In specifics this position is recommended for review and update.

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The League is in favor of bicycle paths, walkways, electric powered vehicles, as well as geographic and intermodal connectivity.

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The League supports a variety of taxes and fees related to transportation to support transportation infrastructure, but is against a miles-travelled tax; the League supports fuel assistance for low-income Vermonters.
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