Positions from Vermont

Below are all of our positions.

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.

Local 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.

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In favor of uniform pre-kindergarden screening throughout the state of Vermont.

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The LWV of Vermont supports equality of educational opportunity for all public school children in Vermont and recognizes specific factors to accomplish that. The LWV of Vermont opposes state takeover of education funding, but has specific recommendations for local control and fiscal responsibility.

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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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Recommendations to streamline the work of the Vermont General Assembly while preserving and enhancing democracy.

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We advocate a state land use plan which coordinates local and regional agencies and is tailored to enhance and encourage maximum local decision making.

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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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The League is in favor of renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures--this policy provides specific guidance for applying the Energy Position of the national League of Women Voters to our situation in Vermont.

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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.

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Positions against deficit financing, in favor of federal grants, and positions on property and income taxation.

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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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