In order to have the legislative champions we need in Montpelier to fight on behalf of our communities, we need to get them elected!
In this 2018 elections Rights & Democracy is launching its Whose House? Our House campaign to support our endorsed candidates in key races throughout the state. Click to read the full list of our endorsed candidates.
A RAD endorsement comes with the expectation that elected candidates will work with RAD members on legislation of shared interest to their community. In that way, it’s more than just an election year activity—it’s the start (or continuation) of a working relationship.
These endorsed candidates are willing to lead on the issues that matter to Vermonters—raising the minimum wage, passing paid family leave, ensuring we have clean water, pushing for a 100-percent just and renewable future, and ensuring that our state is equitable for all. With your help, and these champions, we can can build the legislative veto-proof majority necessary to make this happen.
Below is a list of key volunteer positions (along with what you'll need and your responsibilities):
Whose House? Our House! Member Volunteer
• Hustle (text banking) Volunteer
- Need: smartphone and Hustle training (45 min MAX)
- Responsibilities: text bank shift
• Virtual Phonebank Volunteer
- Need: computer with internet access, phone, and virtual phonebank training (45 min)
- Responsibilities: virtual phonebank shift
• Canvass Volunteer
- Need to be able walk for 2 to 3 hours
- Responsibilities: 2 to 3 hour shift in September, October, or November
• Social Media Volunteer
- Access to a computer (or smart phone)
- Responsibilities: Up to an hour a week in September, October, or November helping share information about election issues, endorsed candidates, and RAD events
• House Party Host
- A home or access to a space where people can gather in a comfortable setting to talk about candidates, the issues, and how to win in November
- Responsibilities: Work with a RAD organizer on successful ways to gather people into your home on behalf of one of our endorsed candidates and RAD. One night in September or October
Whose House! Our House! Member Organizers
• Hustle (text banking) Captain
- Need: computer with internet access, smartphone, Hustle captain training (1 hour or less)
- Responsibilities: Cut lists, write scripts, confirm volunteers, upload lists and script into Hustle app, be available to answer questions during Hustle sessions
• Virtual Phonebank Captain
- Needs: computer with internet access, landline or mobile phone, virtual phonebank captain training (1 hour or less)
- Responsibilities: Cut list, write script, confirm volunteers, upload list and script into virtual phonebank app, be available to answer questions during Hustle sessions)
• Canvass captain
- Needs: walk for 2 to 3 hours, canvass captain training (90 mins)
- Responsibilities: confirm volunteers, stage canvass, prepare volunteers
We also have ways for you to help spread the word about candidates via letters to the editor, social media, and Front Porch Forum.