Super delegate open letter

An Open Letter to VT Superdelegates supporting Clinton

Superdelegates6.pngDear U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Peter Shumlin, Former Governor and Former DNC Chair Howard Dean, and Democratic National Committeewoman Billi Gosh,

On March 1st the citizens of Vermont overwhelmingly voted for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Vermonters are disappointed that, despite our popular support for Senator Sanders, in your capacity as superdelegates, you continue to pledge your support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Senator Sanders won 86.1% of the vote, receiving all 16 pledged delegates and winning every single town in Vermont. With this overwhelming and historic support, we request all Vermont superdelegates cast their votes for Senator Sanders. While some superdelegates might have made a “promise” in the past to other candidates, it would be irresponsible and undemocratic to ignore the Democratic primary results. Both the current and past presidential election cycles have been marred by instances of voter suppression and other assaults on the democratic process, but today you have a unique opportunity to uphold the democratic tradition and restore faith in our electoral process.

To be a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” our political leaders and elected officials must uphold the will of the people, especially when it is expressed so decisively through the ballot-box. We call on you, to honour democracy in action by casting your superdelegate vote for our fellow Vermonter Bernie Sanders.

This is a critical moment in American history and the people of Vermont have spoken emphatically. It is your privilege and duty to listen.

Sincerely, the undersigned Vermonters, on behalf of the 86.1 percent,

[Organizations listed for affiliation purposes only]

Julie Winn, Musician & Artist
James Haslam, Rights & Democracy
DJ Craig Mitchell
James Ehlers, Public Health Advocate
Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, co-founders Ben and Jerry's
Kat Wright, Musician
Jen Kimmich, The Alchemist Brewery
Judy, Jaime & David Pransky, The Manfestivus
Michelle Salvador, Chair, Rights & Democracy
Rebecca Haslam, 2015 VT Teacher of the Year
Don Mayer, Small Dog Electronics
Lois Trombley, Swan Dojo, Director & Choreographer
Brett Hughes, Musician
David Blittersdorf, President/CEO, AllEarth Rewables
Samara Lark Brown, Recording Artist
Glenn Taulton, Retired Navy Veteran, Musician
Megan Stearns, Artist
Peter Clavelle, former Burlington mayor
Chad Hollister, musician
Daniel Barlow
Jack Rowell, Photographer
Ashley Moore
Mary & Alan Gagnon
Adam and Fred Woogmaster
Andrea Miksic, owner of Salaam Clothing
Shyla Nelson, Soprano, Founder: One Earth, One Voice
Neko Case, musician
Brittany Nevins
Paul Millman
Mara Brazilian, owner of Spellbound Vermont
Reed Webster, 4 decade VT highway worker
Joe Adler, Musician
Eric Becker,  Clean Yield Asset Management
Ariel Zevon
Josiah Johnson
Bob Kinzie
John Seeley
Becca Kodis
Megan and Reagh Greenleaf Jr.
Rebecca Rey
Russ Bennett
Judith Schwartz
Michael Burak
Juliana Parker
Hester Fuller
Jeanette Bacevius, mental health counselor
July Sanders
Linda Bassick, musician
Dwight Richter & Nicole Nelson, musicians
Mary Collins
David Zuckerman, Chittenden County State Senator 






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  • Diane Mansfield
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-19 03:43:50 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • Diane Mansfield
    signed via 2016-08-19 03:43:16 -0400
  • Anne Korzun
    signed 2016-07-26 14:30:48 -0400
  • Katie Jones
    signed 2016-07-26 14:07:37 -0400
  • Rhonda Hutchins
    signed 2016-07-25 16:20:04 -0400
    Rhonda Hutchins
  • Tyler Austin
    signed 2016-07-24 12:33:53 -0400
    DNC leaks have made Trump a truth-teller, regarding rigged elections. I’m sure none of you would dream that willingness and ability to steal a primary are prerequisites for winning the general election, no matter how rigged the machines are. HRC cannot and will not win. You cannot steal a primary, then get lock-step support from those you have stolen it from. WAKE UP!!! WE HAVE!!!!!
  • Cathy J Sterling
    signed 2016-07-23 15:47:17 -0400
    Cathy J Sterling
  • Tanya Novosel
    signed 2016-07-22 21:56:44 -0400
    Do not vote how the DNC is likely obligating you to.

    You have a much bigger obligation to represent the vote of Vermonters. Your super votes should go to Bernie.
  • Alisa Beaton
    signed 2016-07-22 15:50:20 -0400
  • Aimee DeMaio
    signed 2016-07-19 21:24:10 -0400
    Retired educator
  • Deborah Reynolds
    signed via 2016-07-18 10:11:04 -0400
    Deborah B Reynolds
  • Karin Clarke
    signed via 2016-07-18 10:06:42 -0400
  • amy junger
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-18 10:02:34 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • amy junger
    @AmyJunger tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-18 10:02:29 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • amy junger
    signed 2016-07-18 10:01:44 -0400
    I am requesting you to endorse senator Bernie Sanders! He won Vermont in the primary and is the only candidate who will beat Trump in the general!!! Please honor the wishes of your constituents!!! Too many “Bernie or Jill, never Hill”, for Hillary to ever win!!!
  • Patricia Fitzpatrick
    signed 2016-07-11 14:49:48 -0400
  • evakay favia
    @evakayfa3 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-10 15:57:47 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • evakay favia
    signed via 2016-07-10 15:54:37 -0400
  • Sheri Stewart
    signed 2016-07-09 23:58:29 -0400
    Please represent your constituents.
  • Nicholas Chase
    signed via 2016-07-09 22:23:26 -0400
  • evakay favia
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-08 11:44:16 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • evakay favia
    @evakayfa3 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-08 11:44:13 -0400
    Sign on to the open letter to VT superdelegates!
  • Christina Johnson
    signed 2016-07-04 07:48:38 -0400
  • phyllis markey
    signed 2016-07-03 20:37:41 -0400
    It stands to reason, that if a candidate receives the majority of the votes, that that person should get the majority of the superdelegates signatures.
  • Pedro Fernandez
    signed 2016-07-03 20:36:36 -0400
  • Sherry Merrick
    signed 2016-07-03 17:31:45 -0400
  • Chris Silva
    signed 2016-07-03 13:26:05 -0400
  • Jonathan and Charlene Morse
    signed 2016-07-02 22:12:38 -0400
  • Melissa Cortez
    signed 2016-06-28 00:23:53 -0400
  • Sharon Radford
    signed 2016-06-16 10:30:05 -0400
    Sharon Radford


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