November 2004 Press Release
Secretary of State Announces Vermont’s Centennial Nonprofit Award Winners - November 5, 2004
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For Immediate Release: November 2, 2004
Vermont Students Vote
Kerry For President
Presidential Candidate John Kerry and Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Douglas were the students' choices in this year’s Vermont Votes for Kids election. John Kerry was the favorite for president, receiving approximately 56% of the student’s vote. George Bush received 36% and Ralph Nader received 5%. In the governor’s race Jim Douglas won with 54% of the vote. Peter Clavelle received 35% with the rest of the candidates receiving 10% of the vote.
This year over 300 Vermont schools participated in Vermont Votes for Kids activities with 30,000 students casting mock ballots. A centerpiece of this year’s Vermont Votes for Kids program was Democracy in Action, a six week Newspaper in Education Series on voting and democracy which was used in classrooms across Vermont. Democracy in Action was developed by Vermont Votes for Kids in partnership with the Burlington Free Press. Through Vermont Votes for Kids students participated in classroom lessons that included mock elections, monitoring election results, researching candidates and “registering” to vote for the election. Students then went to their local polling places to vote or cast a ballot in their classroom.
Look for our sixth and final Democracy In Action page in daily newspapers across the state this Thursday and Friday. Detailed results from 30 schools, as well as final voting percentages for the major races, will be included. Complete results by school will be available on www.VermontVotesForKids.com on Wednesday afternoon.
Vermont Votes for Kids is a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to increase voter turnout and create a better-informed electorate. For more information about Vermont Votes for Kids or with questions about this year’s mock election visit www.VermontVotesForKids.com or contact Janel Johnson at 802-828-1296.
View the 2004 Mock Election Results (Microsoft Excel File)
Contact Marianne Lynch: 802-828-2148
Secretary of State Announces Vermont’s
Oldest Nonprofits Recognized at
Montpelier. Today, Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced the names of the Vermont nonprofits who were recognized as part of the Centennial Nonprofit Award program. The Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards recognize nonprofit organizations that have operated in Vermont for at least 100 years. This is a joint project of the Office of the Secretary of State and the Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO).
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz said, “It is important to recognize Vermont’s nonprofits for their longevity. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and support to keep a nonprofit active for 100 years.” Markowitz said, “It is our hope that this program will enhance our understanding of the many ways in which Vermont’s nonprofits have enriched our community life during the last hundred years.”
Vermont’s oldest 20 nonprofits and five nonprofits who are currently celebrating their centennial year were presented with a plaque by the Secretary of State at an awards ceremony held at the VANPO annual meeting on October 28th. According to the Secretary of State’s office, any nonprofit that has been in operation in Vermont for 100 years or more can participate in this new awards program.
A complete list of the nonprofits recognized with a Centennial Nonprofit Award is listed below.
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