Join RAD on 11/6 to build a larger Burlington-based progressive coalition focused on developing and expanding our Burlington specific “People’s Platform” and strategizing for our efforts to build progressive momentum locally, impact our local elections, and advance ballot items looking toward our 2018 Town Meeting Day.
Rights & Democracy’s People’s Platform is a statewide effort to unify our shared values and vision for a healthier and more inclusive Vermont that lifts up ALL voices and people. A platform that breaks down structural oppression and creates a society that empowers all of its residents. (radvt.org/peoplesplatform)
For three decades, Burlington was at the forefront of municipally led activism that put people and the planet before short term profits. City officials, led by Progressive Mayors Bernie Sanders and Peter Clavelle, partnered with nonprofit organizations, citizens, and employee-owned companies and cooperatives to build a resilient local economy that has become a model for other communities around the country.
We believe that the city of Burlington is at a moment in time where a movement is building to return to its shared vision and values in the face of a broader, interconnected issues of racial bias, structural inequality, gentrification, privatization of public assets, and the devaluing our public schools and public spaces.
RAD is a bottom up organization and we want to hear from you: Suggest new topics, amend existing ones, or suggest we drop some. And, let us know which ones that you want to work on and make happen. It will only be possible for us to win the changes we want if we can act as a unified coalition.