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  • rsvped for (2/19) Barre Community Action Meeting 2017-01-30 18:17:29 -0500

    Barre Community Action Meeting

    Join your Washington County neighbors in Barre for a discussion about our hopes for our community and how we can organize to meet the challenges in Vermont and across the country. Rights & Democracy VT (RAD) is looking for people who are ready to roll up their sleeves to build the political revolution on a local, state and national level.


    What: Community Action Meeting

    When: Sunday, February 19th, 6-8pm

    Where: Barre Old labor Hall, 46 Granite St, Barre VT

    Do you believe the future health and happiness of our communities is also directly connected to the struggles around the country? January 21st saw the historic March on Montpelier, which brought 20,000 Vermonters together to stand for social, economic, and environmental justice - our fight is just beginning, and we need everyone who shares our values to take action.

    What’s next is up to all of us. Join your neighbors and RAD Lead Organizer Elise Greaves to discuss how we can support struggles locally and across the state and advance a bold vision to turn our communities around.

    February 19, 2017 at 6pm
    Barre Old Labor Hall
    46 Granite St
    Barre, VT 05641
    United States
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  • signed Superdelegate Resolution 2016-05-18 21:21:15 -0400

    Superdelegate Resolution

    350 signatures
    PETITION: Supporting VT Resolution on Superdelegates
    We, the undersigned Vermonters, call on our town delegates and other Vermont delegates to the Vermont Democratic Party to support a resolution requiring superdelegates in each state vote in the same proportion as the results of the Vermont Democratic Presidential Primary election. The health of our democracy is threatened by a presidential primary system that is rigged to favor party establishment candidates and ignores the will of millions of voters. To build a more democratic system in Vermont and around the country, we ask you to support this resolution to change the delegate process.

    The Undersigned

    Promotion of Fair Representation by Unpledged
    Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates (“Superdelegates”)
    This Resolution relates to the status and authority of Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates (“Superdelegates”) and is offered for consideration at the Vermont Democratic Party Convention 2016 State Convention on  May 22, 2016 at the
    Barre Opera House, in Barre, Vermont.
    This resolution is  to help ensure that Democratic Party Rules, both National and State,  creating and granting voting powers to certain Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates (commonly called “superdelegates”) do not unfairly distort the desires of the voters as expressed in votes cast at a presidential primary or caucus.
    Be it RESOLVED by the delegates to the Vermont Democratic Party 2016 State Convention that, recognizing the limitations imposed by existing national party rules in the 2016 delegate selection process and the inherent unfairness of changing delegate selection procedures after the selection process is underway, the rules should not change the voting power of superdelegates in 2016; and
    Be it further RESOLVED that the assembled delegates are aware that the stated preferences of Vermont’s superdelegates to 2016  National Democratic Convention are generally in proportion to the results of Vemont Democratic Presidential Primary election and Vermont’s superdelegates are urged confer and voluntarily vote for presidential candidates at the national convention in the same relative proportion as the popular vote in the Vermont Democratic primary election; and
    Be it further RESOLVED that beginning with the 2020 presidential election cycle, the Vermont Democratic Party and National Democratic Party should amend their rules and delegate selection plans to require that superdelegates be bound on a first ballot to cast their votes in the same proportion as the popular vote in their home state primary election or nominating caucus; and
    Be it further RESOLVED that beginning with the 2020 presidential election cycle, should the National Democratic Party fail to amend their rules and delegate selection plans to allow superdelegates to be bound on a first ballot to cast their votes in the same proportion as the popular vote in their home state primary election or nominating caucus then the Vermont Democratic Party shall amended rules will require superdelegates to declare their presidential candidate preference to the State Party Chair at the opening of the state convention, with the Chair directed  to take those preferences into account in allocating pledged national convention delegates among presidential candidates so as to maintain a fair reflection of the votes in the same proportion as the popular vote in their home state primary election or nominating caucus; and
    Be it further RESOLVED that the rules should require that superdelegates be released from their first ballot obligation if the presidential nomination is already decided, by number of delegates pledged to a candidate as the results of primary elections and caucuses or by concession of competing candidates, by the time of the national convention; and
    Be it finally RESOLVED that the Vermont Democratic Party’s representatives to the Democratic National Committee are urged to propose and support changes in delegate selection process so as require that superdelegates in each state to vote in the same relative proportion as the popular vote in the Presidential primary or caucuses of the state they represent at least on a first ballot at the Democratic National Convention.
    Moved by: Scott Garren, Shrewsbury
    Seconded by: Claudia Pringles, Montpelier
    Alexander Lee, Jericho
    Betty Frye, Guilford
    James Haslam, Burlington
    Noah Detzer, Hartford
    Bruce W. Sargent, Montpelier
    Laura Simon, Hartford
    Ed Clark, Guildhall
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  • signed Raise Up Vermont 2016-03-09 12:09:22 -0500

    Raise Up Vermont

    2,428 signatures


    We support raising basic standards for workers in Vermont, and call on lawmakers to:

    1. Raise job standards by making the minimum wage a livable wage.

    2. Establish family and medical leave insurance for all Vermont working families.

    3. Strengthen existing law to prevent employers from misclassifying their employees as “independent contractors” and denying the protections they are entitled to under the law.


    Right now millions of people in Vermont and across the country are struggling with poverty wages, lack of paid family and medical leave to care for their families, experience wage theft or our misclassified as independent contractors, or become ill or injured at work because of dangerous working conditions.

    Rights & Democracy believes that everyone has the right to live and raise their families in dignity. In the coming years, we believe Vermont can increasingly become a national leader for raising workplace standards.

    Please join us in helping continue to raise the standards for working people and supporting this campaign!

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  • wants to volunteer 2016-10-08 18:15:00 -0400

    Join Us To Build the VT Political Revolution

    We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their voice heard.  Join Rights & Democracy a become a part of making positive change in our community!

    Become a volunteer

  • signed Home 2016-06-25 10:33:59 -0400

    Together We Win!

    Across our state people are joining together to build a movement for rights and real democracy. We’re sending the message to our elected officials that we want policies that lead to happy, healthy, and just communities for all Vermonters. Join us! 

    Sign on to our Together We Win agenda and become a member of RAD.

    2,446 signatures

    I support a Vermont where:

    • Every working person earns a livable wage and has dignified working conditions.

    • Everyone has access to quality healthcare, education, affordable housing and social supports paid for with a progressive and fair tax system.

    • We have an economy that creates good jobs while taking bold action to protect the environment and address climate change.

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