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Weekly Update: Stories, Surveys, and … We’re Hiring!

The legislature is in full swing and we’re working on some of our members’ key...Read More

RAD Town Meeting Day Victories!

Congratulations are in order to the four RAD-endorsed candidates who won on Tuesday, as well...Read More

Take Our Minimum Wage Survey!

It’s another busy week for Rights & Democracy (RAD) folks in the State House, out...Read More

RAD Endorses Burlington City Council Candidates

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is excited to announce that it is endorsing candidates in each...Read More
  • Opening Day People Power Lobby

Opening the 2019 Legislative Session with Energy

100+ people braved a statewide snowstorm to attend our Opening Day People Power Lobby events...Read More

Top 10 RAD Highlights for 2018

Around New Year's Eve every year, I like to reflect on the highlights from the...Read More

We Need to Be RAD now, more than ever

My name is Teddy Waszazak and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD). Like...Read More

Standing up for Our Rights, Our Communities

My name is Mary Gerisch and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD) and...Read More

Join RAD & Help Us Make Real Change

My name is Jubilee McGill and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD). Like...Read More

Celebrate Our Victories & Build Power Toward 2020!

We're asking you take a moment between now and the end of the year to...Read More

Giving Thanks on #GivingTuesday

Help us raise $10,000 in one day! How? Your #GivingTuesday donation will be matched dollar...Read More

Congratulations RAD Champions!

Winning a veto-proof majority in the House means that we've shifted the balance of power...Read More

Vote: Our Environment Needs You

by Martha Sylvester Vermont’s nickname is the Green Mountain State, and all of our beautiful...Read More

The Last Weekend

We’re down to the final DAYS of this historic midterm election where Rights & Democracy...Read More

All that we love is on the line

“Whether you care about the environment or women’s rights or racial justice or what’s happening...Read More

We Will Not Go Back

On Saturday, October 5th, my heart broke. I felt outraged, silenced, and betrayed as I...Read More

Help RAD Get Out the Vote!

Join Rights & Democracy to help get out the vote for endorsed candidates across Vermont...Read More

Vermont, The Next North Carolina?

By Johanna De Graffenreid While I am fortunate to call Vermont my home, I am...Read More

3 Lessons From Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Lead with love. That was one of the key lessons that Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)...Read More

URGENT: Join us in NH to #StopKavanaughNow!

Help us #StopKavanaughNow and join us tomorrow, Friday, September 21 in New Hampshire to let...Read More

Our 2018 Movement Builder Award Winners!

The Rights & Democracy Project is excited to announce the recipients of our annual Movement...Read More

We Must #StopKavanaughNow

Last week, several RAD members joined national partner organizations (like the Women’s March, Be a...Read More

Rights & Democracy Endorses Christine Hallquist for Governor

Rights & Democracy members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Democrat Christine Hallquist for Governor....Read More

Open Letters for Town Support of UVMMC Nurses

The nurses at the UVM Medical Center are struggling to reach a fair contract that...Read More

Reaction to Rep. Kiah Morris’ Decision to Not Seek Re-Election

The following is a statement from Rights & Democracy's Vermont Endorsement Committee on Rep. Kiah...Read More

Getting Serious About Power

Christine Hallquist, Phil Scott, and what we do from now until November 6 By Alison...Read More

What comes once a year & is really RAD?

What could be better than a room full of people who care about making change...Read More

Who Won? Vermont Won!

Did you see the exciting primary results? Thank you to everyone who made calls, sent...Read More

How We Get Clean Water for All

Our drinking water infrastructure needs serious work, and our small scale systems must start testing...Read More

2018 Endorsements

Here they are … the Rights & Democracy list of endorsed candidates for the 2018...Read More

RAD Members Endorse 2018 Candidates

Rights & Democracy is announcing its member-endorsed candidates for 2018! These candidates were endorsed by...Read More

RAD Brings a Real American Hero to Vermont & New Hampshire Aug 10-11

I believe Ady is a national treasure. He is using his brilliance and an unbelievable...Read More

RAD’s First Crop of Endorsed Candidates for 2018

We are excited to announce the first crop of endorsed candidates—from US Senator to Vermont...Read More

Advocates look to put Scott on the spot over health care

A major concern with the Republican bill in Congress is the potential elimination of coverage...Read More

Take Action: Stop Indefinite Internment of Families

I’m deeply terrified by the anti-immigrant fervor gripping America right now. Especially a recent remark made...Read More

Nina Turner to Keynote Whose Vermont? Our Vermont! Forums

It’s time to build the people power necessary to see paid family leave, raising the...Read More

Stop the Separation of Children Now!

My name is Kelly Mangan. I’m a member of Rights and Democracy, the chair of...Read More

June 30: From Protest to Power Party with Nina Turner

Join Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, for a lively conversation about how to build...Read More

June 29: Whose Vermont? Our Vermont! Bennington Gubernatorial Forum

Join Rights & Democracy and Rights & Democracy of Bennington for a gubernatorial panel and a...Read More

June 29: Whose Vermont? Our Vermont! Rutland Gubernatorial Forum

Join Rights & Democracy and the Rutland NAACP for a gubernatorial forum and a special...Read More

What Issues are Most Important to You & Your Community?

Rights & Democracy has launched an exciting listening campaign to hear from people around Vermont—of diverse backgrounds and...Read More

It’s Time to Veto Phil Scott

Today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed bills to raise the minimum wage (S.40) and establish...Read More

Urgent: Calls Needed Today in Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

We are close to winning a huge victory for working Vermonters by raising the state’s...Read More

Our Success Depends on You

Thank you for your past support — it is because of you that we were...Read More

Raise the Wage Update: One House Committee Down, More to Go!

Yesterday, the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee voted 7-4 to support raising Vermont’s minimum wage...Read More

Welcome New (and Familiar) Faces to Rights & Democracy Staff!

We had a great conversation on our membership call Sunday night, where we discussed upcoming actions...Read More

As GOP Attacks Health Care, Movement for Single-Payer Grows Across Country

Critics of single-payer in the media repeatedly point to its so-called “failure” in Vermont as...Read More

An Inside Account of How Direct Action Helped Kill the GOP Healthcare Bill

In this series, we’ll be talking with experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers. They’ll be...Read More

Vermonters gather to ‘resist and rebuild’ during divisive political climate

The summit featured panel discussions and workshops on a broad range of topics, from the...Read More

Movement Politics Webinar

The movement that Bernie inspired across the country we must continue to organize not only...Read More

As Activism Under Trump Draws First-Timers, Organizers Look To Keep Momentum

Nearly 2,000 people attended the March For Science in Burlington on April 22. Advocacy groups...Read More

Main Street Alliance of Vermont and Rights and Democracy Release Report Detailing the High Cost of ACA Repeal for Vermont

Contact: Kaycie Miltenberger, kaycie@mainstreetalliance.org, 802-585-6242 James Haslam, james@radvt.org, 802-272-0882 Main Street Alliance of Vermont and...Read More

Vermont legislature considers paid family leave act

The Vermont House is considering a bill that would create mandatory paid family leave for...Read More

Women’s March Overwhelms Montpelier

Thousands rallied in Montpelier for the march, held in concert with hundreds of other events...Read More

Women’s March demonstrators discuss movement’s future

A crowd of several thousand listens to speeches during Women's March on Montpelier and Unity...Read More

Vt. Lt. Gov. Zuckerman Hosts One of At Least 70 Rallies Across the Country to “Save Health Care”

At least 1,000 people met up to rally for health care rights at Burlington High...Read More

Indigenous People’s Day Solidarity Action

March & Rally for People and Planet Over Profit On Monday, October 10th, after a...Read More

Bernie Sanders to Join Rights & Democracy For Labor Day Celebrations

When: Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016 New Hampshire: 12noon – 2pm, MainStreet Warner Stage...Read More

The Political Revolution Pivots To Local Level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016 Contact: James Haslam, 802-272-0882, james@radvt.org Rights & Democracy thanks...Read More

Rights & Democracy to Host VT Political Revolution Party

PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Aly Johnson-Kurts – aly@radvt.org, (802) 595-9593 What: Announcement of the candidates Rights...Read More

Rights & Democracy Announces Preliminary Endorsements at Packed VT Political Revolution Party

For info: James Haslam, Executive Director (802.272.0882 or james@radvt.org) (South Burlington)–A large crowd of attendees...Read More

Rights & Democracy to Host Montpelier Gubernatorial Panel

Contact: Aly Johnson-Kurts – aly@radvt.org, (802) 595-9593 Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Panel in Montpelier Who: Rights...Read More

Vermonters Push Resolution on Superdelegates at VT Democratic Party Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aly Johnson-Kurts – aly@radvt.org, (802) 595-9593 Barre, VT – On Sunday...Read More

Main Street Alliance, Rights & Democracy, VPIRG: Shumlin Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Contact: Kaycie Miltenberger, kaycie@mainstreetalliance.org, 541-969-3517 MONTPELIER, VT – Today, Vermont became the fourth state with...Read More

Rights & Democracy Delivers 5,000 Signatures Calling On VT Superdelegates to Vote Sanders

Standing by the Democracy sculpture outside the Main Street Federal Building, members of Rights &...Read More

Thousands of Bernies? Progressive Groups Aim to Build a Majority From the Bottom Up

Our goal is to create thousands of Bernie Sanders and fill all levels of government...Read More
The movement that Bernie inspired across the country we must continue to organize not only around issues, and not only in reaction to Trump’s attacks. We must organize to build the necessary power to make our values reflected in our...
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Nearly 2,000 people attended the March For Science in Burlington on April 22. Advocacy groups say since President Donald Trump took office, they've seen an increase in people who want to join their organizations....
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Contact: Kaycie Miltenberger, kaycie@mainstreetalliance.org, 802-585-6242 James Haslam, james@radvt.org, 802-272-0882 Main Street Alliance of Vermont and Rights and Democracy Release Report Detailing the High Cost of ACA Repeal for Vermont BURLINGTON, VT – Main Street Alliance of Vermont (MSA-VT) and Rights...
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The Vermont House is considering a bill that would create mandatory paid family leave for employees....
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Thousands rallied in Montpelier for the march, held in concert with hundreds of other events around the country. ...
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A crowd of several thousand listens to speeches during Women's March on Montpelier and Unity Rally at the Statehouse on Saturday, January 21, 2017. ...
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At least 1,000 people met up to rally for health care rights at Burlington High School Sunday. They joined those in about 70 other rallies around the nation, all focused on the fight to "save health care" in the United...
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March & Rally for People and Planet Over Profit On Monday, October 10th, after a brief rally hundreds of people are expected to join a march across one of the busiest intersections in the state en route to a major...
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When: Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016 New Hampshire: 12noon – 2pm, MainStreet Warner Stage in the Jim Mitchell Community Park : 16 East Main Street, Warner, NH. w/Bernie Sanders. Music from The Dobros. Free BBQ Vermont: 4pm – 7pm,...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016 Contact: James Haslam, 802-272-0882, james@radvt.org Rights & Democracy thanks Bernie Sanders for changing the political landscape in this country. PORTSMOUTH, NH – Rights & Democracy, a regional grassroots community-based organization with members in Vermont...
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