In September 2002 the AFL-CIO, Vermont State Labor Council convention,
adopted a resolution endorsing instant runoff voting for all statewide
elections. The resolution was brought to the state convention by the Champlain
Valley and Washington & Orange Counties Central Labor Councils, AFL-CIO, which
had each adopted the same resolution previously. The AFL-CIO joined a range of
groups in calling for adopting this important election reform, including the
Vermont chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, the State Grange,
the Older Women's League, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, and the
National Association of University Women, as well as many elected leaders
including Governor Howard Dean, Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz, U.S.
Congressman Bernie Sanders and others.