Authored on October 09, 2002
From the Center for Voting and Democracy

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.