Isaac Grimm

  • rsvped for (2/24) BTV City Council Candidates Panel on Facebook 2017-02-18 01:07:51 -0500

    (2/24) Burlington City Council Candidates Panel

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    Come and join us for a panel with the City Council Candidates and have your voice heard! We will be asking the candidates a number of prepared questions, but want you to provide the rest- if they are to be elected by you, they should answer to you.There will be light refreshments, childcare and a lively discussion with each of the candidates from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Come out to meet and hear from your candidates for BTV City Council!

    City Counsel Candidates include:

    South District:

    East District

    Central District

    WHEN
    February 24, 2017 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington (152 Pearl St)
    17 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for (2/19) Solidarity Sunday on Facebook 2017-02-11 01:10:48 -0500

    (2/19) Solidarity Sunday

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    Join us to call for a moral economy in Vermont, one that includes livable wages, family and medical leave and justice and fairness in the workplace. We invite you to learn how you can get involved in an initiative to increase our state’s minimum wage to $15/hour, pushing for paid family and medical leave, protecting workers’ rights here in Burlington, and supporting the efforts of University of Vermont Medical Center patient care professionals to form a union and advocate for themselves and their patients. 

    These struggles are building on the energy generated by the Women’s March on Montpelier, to make a real difference in our community. Fighting for an moral equitable economy and justice in our workplaces and communities is a crucial way to resist the Trump Administration’s and Congress' direction for our country.

    Sponsored by: UU Economic Justice Task Force, Rights & Democracy VT,Vermont Workers' CenterVermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Vermont Interfaith Action

    WHEN
    February 19, 2017 at 12:30pm
    WHERE
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington (152 Pearl St)
    70 rsvps

  • rsvped for (3/2) Rutland RAD Meeting on Facebook 2017-02-11 01:10:40 -0500

    (3/2) Rutland RAD Meeting

    Rollup_Sleeves_cropped.jpgJoin your neighbors in Rutland 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.

    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.

    WHEN
    March 02, 2017 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Leahy Education Center at the Rutland Regional Medical Center (160 Allen St, Rutland, VT)
    10 rsvps rsvp

  • signed Raise Up Vermont 2016-03-14 20:44:22 -0400

    Raise Up Vermont

    2,428 signatures

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    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.

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    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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  • answered 2015-11-26 12:15:25 -0500
    Q: What question would you like to ask the candidates?
    A: How can states like Vermont lead the way in lessening our country’s addiction to war?

  • signed Home 2015-10-20 21:10:01 -0400
    Let’s do this!

    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.

    2,445 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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  • published Outreach Coordinator in Job Opportunities 2015-07-14 22:07:29 -0400

    Outreach Coordinator

    As volunteer outreach coordinator you will work closely with other team members on earned media and other communications work on a wide range of economic, racial and immigrant justice campaigns, and to help us to build an effective communications department and program.

     

    Volunteer position:

    • 8-10 hours per week, experienced based positions

    • A great opportunity to gain valuable experience in community organizing and grassroots communications and make a difference

    • Education credit opportunities potentially available  

     

    Good candidates will:

    Share the goals of Rights & Democracy.

    Collaborate well in a team environment.

    Have proficient communications skills.

    Have a passion for learning and teaching others.

    Show sensitivity to differing perspectives of community members, be able to develop warm relationships with people of a different background, age, race, and/or social class.

     

    To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to james@radvt.org

    RAD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.


  • published Canvasser in Job Opportunities 2015-07-14 22:02:29 -0400

    Canvasser

    As canvasser, you will be directly engaging community members and moving them to take action in support of a more progressive, equitable, and sustainble Vermont.  You will be trained in holding effective conversations with people from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds, and you will carry out the crucial first interactions necessary to educate and motivate constituents to join our organization as members, take action to pressure their elected officials, and become more active members of their democracy to hold politicians accountable to the real needs of our communities.

    Join our team and help us work to win universal healthcare, raise standards for working people, create bold policies that address climate change, and much more!

     

    About the job:

    • 30-40 hours per week, must be able to work evenings and some weekends

    • Carry out door-to-door mobilizing conversations with community members to invite them to take action to create positive change

    • Identify potential community activists and leaders

     

    Salary: Canvassers will be paid $15/hour plus benefits

    Location: Based in Burlington, VT, though canvassing will sometimes be focused outside of Chittenden County.

    To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to james@radvt.org

    RAD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.


  • published Communications Director in Job Opportunities 2015-07-14 21:32:51 -0400

    Communications Director

     

    The Rights and Democracy (RAD) is a movement for positive change in Vermont. We are a membership organization of working and low-income families in Vermont.  We build people power to win justice for our communities. We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their voice heard. We are building a strong organization to improve the policies that affect us and our communities  

     

    About the Position:

    Rights and Democracy is seeking a half or full-time Director of Communications to work closely with other team members on earned media and other communications work on a wide range of economic, racial and immigrant justice campaigns, and to help us to build an effective communications department and program.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 5-10 years of relevant experience with communications including supervision, developing and placing stories in national and local earned media, be deeply committed to fostering democratic participation and developing spokespeople from diverse constituencies, and have excellent writing and editing skills. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    The Director of Communications is responsible for the following:

    • Serving as a key media strategist and practitioner for RAD campaigns for economic and social justice, including proactively developing strategies, op-eds, news releases, relationships with media outlets, and spokespeople;
    • Managing communications planning and materials development for multiple competing campaigns;
    • Helping to guide RAD’s Development and Communications, helping to design and systematize all aspects of our communications work;
    • Drafting and editing communications materials for RAD;
    • Helping to develop and drive strategy to establish the organization’s traditional and new media presence;
    • Developing strong systems/protocols on each of the above and providing technical assistance to partner organizations to enhance their existing development and communications strategies.

     

    Qualifications:

    We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have impeccable writing and project management skills. You should have:

    • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders;
    • Experience managing multiple projects and ability to supervise staff, consultants, and volunteers;
    • Strong writing skills and extensive experience doing communications work including successful and entrepreneurial earned media work; and
    • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
    • Applicants will ideally, though not necessarily, be based in Vermont.
    • At least 5-10 years of relevant experience.

     

    Salary: 

    Generous salary and benefits package, depending on experience.

     

    To apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to james@radvt.org

    RAD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

     


Isaac is a 2007 UVM graduate with a BA in history and community/international development. He moved back to the northeast in 2013 after having spent five years working as a high school social studies teacher in Colombia, South America.

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