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Republicans Nominate Most Radical, Divisive Ticket in Generations

July 20, 2016

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CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

 

Republicans Nominate Most Radical, Divisive Ticket in Generations

July 20, 2016

 

Montpelier, VT  Last night, the Republican National Convention officially nominated Donald Trump and running mate, Governor Mike Pence, to grace the top of the ticket as their nominee for president and vice president.  Vermont Republicans were among the eight delegations to officially nominate Trump.

 

The Vermont Democratic Party spoke out against this official nomination.

 

“What seemed like a bad dream back in March has become reality,” remarked VDP spokeswoman, Christina Amestoy. “Donald Trump has risen to the top of the GOP by profiting off of fear and hate, proposing ideas that curtail our civil liberties, and degrading women and minorities. And now he's their nominee.”

 

“The choice voters will face in November is clear and it’s up to each of us to decide what vision for this country we want to support,” continued Ms. Amestoy. “Here in Vermont we also need to decide who we want to lead our state - a leader who will stand up to the platform that Trump now represents, or one who will quietly go along without taking a stance.”

 

“Now is not the time for someone who can’t decide what causes global warming, who fails to stand up for the LGBTQ community after a vicious attack, or who doesn’t understand the support workers need,” said Ms. Amestoy “Vermont will not be isolated from the decisions that play out on a national stage. We need leadership who understands that and actively stands for Vermont’s values when they are threatened.”

   

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Scott Stands Alone in Rejecting Minimum Wage Increase

June 2, 2016

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Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

Scott Stands Alone in Rejecting Minimum Wage Increase

June 2, 2016

 

Montpelier, VT  Out of the five leading candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is the only candidate who rejects raising the minimum wage. When asked on the VSEA candidate questionnaire if they supported a living wage for Vermonters, only Scott refused to support an increase to our state’s minimum wage.

 

“Phil Scott’s rejection of a minimum wage increase is unacceptable,” said VDP spokesperson Christina Amestoy. “Vermonters deserve fair pay for the work they do. No one should have work multiple jobs just to try and live above the poverty line.”

 

This isn’t the first time Scott has refused to stand up for working Vermonters; a few years ago he voted against even an incremental increase that would have raised Vermont’s minimum wage from $7.00 to $7.25 an hour.

 

“For a candidate that preaches affordability, Scott’s refusal to give hardworking Vermonters the ability to make a living wage is outrageous. If he doesn’t believe our families deserve better wages, he doesn’t deserve to serve,” continued Ms Amestoy. “A candidate who hosts a launch party with a $16,000 price tag, but won’t fight to give a working Vermonter the same annual income is the wrong choice for Vermont.”

 

“We are proud of our three leading Democratic candidates who are all fighting for a true livable minimum wage. Vermonters deserve fair pay for their hard work and as Democrats we will continue to push for this.”

   

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