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Stepping into 2021 with RAD.

We hope you found time for rest and rejuvenation in the final days of December. Here at RAD, we are coming into the new year ready to get to work. 2020 was hard - exhausting, and at times, devastating for...
January 14, 2021

RAD and Coalition Partners Launch Vermont Renews

Grassroots Organizations Launch Statewide Climate and Jobs Coalition BURLINGTON, VT – Frontline communities, labor groups, legislators, environmental advocates, social justice organizations, and others will come together this Wednesday, January 13, for the virtual launch of Vermont Renews, a statewide grassroots...
January 14, 2021

December Reflections to Close Out 2020

We made it! December is here at last. In January, everyone sensed we were embarking on one of our most critical years as an organization. After years of preparation and countless hours spent by organizers, members, and volunteers......
December 16, 2020

A Win for Just Cause Eviction in Burlington!

RAD's Burlington Chapter is part of a coalition working to improve tenant rights in the city by passing a Just Cause Eviction charter change, which would protect tenants from arbitrary evictions and require landlords to have a legal justification for...
December 16, 2020

The November Bistate Newsletter

The voters spoke in record numbers. Prominent in that record turnout were working class folks, people of color and women. This was not spontaneous, but the product of months and years of hard organizing...
November 16, 2020

2020 Membership Assembly featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib!

We want to celebrate five years of RAD with you - longtime members, supporters, and newcomers alike - and then look towards taking our next steps together in building our movement....
November 11, 2020

RAD Election Wins & Next Steps

While it has not been an ideal year and we had mixed results nationally and in Vermont, we want to take a moment to celebrate Tuesday's victories and all of the work that helped to get us here....
November 5, 2020

Democracy Defenders Resources and Updates

We are just over a week away from the November 3rd election, and we wanted to provide a few resources and updates on pre- and post election news and events....
October 25, 2020

Tell Governor Scott: Defend Our Democracy, Protect Our Elections & Save Our Court!

We are in a troubling time, and the future of our democracy is at stake. We are headed into a historic election that will shape our communities and impact our rights for years to come, and we are simultaneously facing...
October 21, 2020

Progressive VT Women Take On the Establishment

Vermont is often hailed as a progressive haven, but in reality the state's politics are much more mixed. In particular, there are rural areas where conservative politicians have long held the seats at the decision-making table, consistently voting against legislation...
October 13, 2020

Why Zuckerman Is the VT Governor We Need

In a year of many worries about what the future holds, we are fortunate to have a RAD-endorsed progressive candidate for governor who has committed to helping build a Vermont that prioritizes workers' rights, racial justice, public services, and a...
October 9, 2020

Democracy Defenders

Following last week’s presidential debate and Trump’s concerning attempts to undermine confidence in our electoral process, we are redoubling our efforts to ensure a fair election and preparing to respond to any post-election threats to our democracy....
October 8, 2020

RAD 2020 VT Voter’s Guide

We all know there is a lot at stake in the 2020 general election on November 3rd. While we are organizing hard with our national movement partners to beat Trump, this year it is more important than ever to show...
October 1, 2020

Vermont Post-Primary Endorsements 2020

The November election is almost five weeks away, and we are getting ready. Following the Primary Day results, Rights & Democracy has been at work looking at the candidates who are moving on to the General Election, and evaluating how...
September 25, 2020

Primary Day Wins (and what’s next)!

This year's Primary Day was thrilling! Fifty candidates of our endorsed slate of fifty-five won their races, and we couldn't be more excited! We wanted to share highlights with you from a few of Tuesday's key races......
August 13, 2020

Our Petition: We need a People’s Bailout!

For one of the wealthiest countries to ignore the struggles of everyday people and their families is why we at Rights & Democracy and our national affiliates are demanding that our Senate leaders do their job when they return to...
July 10, 2020

Halfway through 2020 and we aren’t slowing down

June was a whirlwind of activity. From Black Lives Matter to launching a just transition platforms and endorsing a slate of candidates, we've covered a lot of ground and are excited to tell you about it!...
July 8, 2020

RAD Endorses Candidates in 2020 Gubernatorial and State Legislative Races

Tuesday night, in coalition with other regional organization and groups, RAD launched Renew New England, bold new policy for a just transition, and also announced a slate of 56 RAD-endorsed candidates in the upcoming 2020 elections....
July 1, 2020