The 2016 gubernatorial candidacy of Bill Lee marks the resurgence of the Liberty Union Party as the main voice of progressive conscience and thought in state politics as the Vermont Progressive Party has lost that distinction due to recent ill-advised decisions and bad campaign strategies in their attempts to collaborate with the establishment Vermont Democratic Party.
The Liberty Union Party is alive and well and giving Vermont a true alternative choice from the corporate-owned Democratic and Republican parties’ style of politics. If the Vermont Progressive Party wishes to repair their progressive reputation they should take a step in that direction by officially endorsing Bill Lee as their candidate for Vermont governor and his running-mate Boots Wardinski for lieutenant governor. This can be effected by Vermonters choosing to take the Progressive Party ballot into the voting booth on the upcoming August 9 primary day and writing in the name and town “Bill Lee, Craftsbury” in the spot for governor and in the lieutenant governor slot voting for “Boots Wardinski, Newbury.”
Voters who may be out of town on primary day are reminded that absentee ballots are now available at their local town clerk’s office.
Ralph Iovino, East Wallingford