***To endorse or sign the Count Every Vote Vermont pledge, please fill out this form.*** 

Because the president of the United States has questioned the integrity of our electoral system and hinted that he may not accept the outcome of our November 3rd election, we wish to state publicly that we believe in that system, which is vital to our democracy. We have absolute confidence that the Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont Town and City Clerks, and Boards of Civil Authority throughout Vermont will carry out their duties in a trustworthy manner. Indeed, Vermont can be seen as an example to the rest of the nation of how a democracy should function. We encourage congregations, organizations, and individuals to join us in issuing this challenge. 

We call upon our elected leaders and candidates for leadership positions to take the following pledge:

Count Every Vote! Vermont pledge

Given that the right of citizens to choose their own leaders is a bedrock principle of democracy and that fairly administered elections are the mechanism to achieve this ideal, I hereby pledge:

  • to work to ensure equal and convenient access by all citizens to the right to vote;
  • to insist on the counting of all lawful ballots in a timely, secure, and transparent manner;
  • to refrain from declaring a final election result until all such ballots have been counted;
  • to take all measures available to them to contest any declared results that do not include the counting of all lawful votes;
  • to support the right of the people to demonstrate peaceably in favor of all votes being counted, both in Vermont and across the country;
  • to insist on a peaceful transfer of power if a complete and legal vote count requires it.

I agree that my pledge can be made public and I will actively encourage my peers to take the pledge.

***To endorse and sign the Count Every Vote Vermont pledge, please fill out this form.***

 

Elected officials and candidates who have signed the pledge to date:

Washington Delegation

  • Peter Welch, US House of Representatives

 

Statewide offices

  • Jim Condos, Secretary of State
  • TJ Donovan, Attorney General
  • Doug Hoffer, State Auditor
  • David Zuckerman, Lt Governor

State Senators

  • Phil Baruth, Chittenden District
  • Christopher Bray, Addison District
  • Ann Cummings, Washington District
  • Ruth Hardy, Addison District
  • Richard McCormack, Windsor District
  • Christopher Pearson, Chittenden District
  • Andrew Perchlik, Washington District
  • Anthony Pollina, Washington District
  • Dick Sears, Bennington District
  • Michael Sirotkin, Chittenden District
  • Jeannette White, Windham District

State Representatives

  • Peter Anthony, Washington 3
  • Sarita Austin, Chittenden 9-2
  • John Bartholomew, Windsor 1
  • Chris Bates, Bennington 2-1
  • Alyssa Black, candidate, Chittenden 8-3
  • Tim Briglin, Windsor-Orange 2
  • Mollie Burke, Windham 2-2
  • Scott Campbell, Caledonia 3
  • Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Rutland-Bennington
  • Brian Cina, Chittenden 6-4
  • Selene Colburn, Chittenden 6-4
  • Hal Colston, Chittenden 6-7
  • Peter Conlon, Addison 2
  • Mari Cordes, Addison 4
  • Karen Dolan, candidate, Chittenden 8-2
  • Katherine “Kari” Dolan, Washington 7
  • Caleb Elder, Addison 4
  • Charen Fegard, Franklin 4
  • Marty Feltus, Caledonia 4
  • Diana Gonzalez, Chittenden 6-7
  • Maxine Grad, Washington 7
  • Sandy Haas, Windsor-Rutland
  • Philip Hooper, Orange-Washington-Addison
  • Robert Hooper, Chittenden 6-1
  • Lori Houghton, Chittenden 8-2
  • Mary Howard, Rutland 5-3
  • Bill Lippert, Chittenden 4-2
  • Jim Masland, Windsor-Orange 2
  • Curt McCormack, Chittenden 6-3
  • Mike Mrowicki, Windham 4
  • Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, candidate, Chittenden 6-2
  • Linda Myers, Chittenden 8-1
  • Logan Nicoll, Rutland-Windsor 2
  • Avram Patt, Lamoille-Washington
  • Barbara Rachelson, Chittenden 6-6
  • Zachariah Ralph Watson, Windsor 1
  • Marybeth Redmond, Chittenden 8-1
  • Peter Reed, Orange-Washington-Addison
  • Larry Satcowitz, Orange-Washington-Addison
  • Robin Scheu, Addison 1
  • Maida Townsend, Chittenden 7-4
  • Chip Troiano, Caledonia 2
  • Tanya Vyhovsky, candidate, Chittenden 8-1
  • Tommy Walz, Washington 3
  • Mike Yantachka, Chittenden 4-1

Groups, congregations, and organizations who endorse the pledge:

  • Middlebury Friends Meeting
  • Bennington Friends Meeting
  • Peace & Justice Center
  • Rights and Democracy
  • 350 Vermont
  • BALE (Building A Local Economy)
  • Cabot Arts
  • Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund
  • Voices for Vermont’s Children
  • Vermont National Lawyers Guild
  • Green Mountain Labor Council
  • Champlain Valley DSA
  • Essex Resists
  • Vermonters for a New Economy
  • Green Mountain Druid Order
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice – Burlington
  • Indivisible Calais
  • Onion River Indivisible
  • Addison County Votes
  • Sunrise Middlebury 
  • Waterbury Anti-Racism Coalition (WAARC)
  • Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice – Montpelier
  • Vermont Interfaith Action
  • Vermont State Progressive Party
  • Quarry Hill Creative Center
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Burlington Branch
  • Protect our Democracy: Middlebury
  • VPIRG
  • Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans For Peace, Chapter 57
  • Indivisible Mad River Valley

***To endorse and sign the Count Every Vote Vermont pledge, please fill out this form.***