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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

Hello May – Giving Tuesday, Green New Deal, and Grassroots Power

We had a busy April with political roundtables and a COVID-19 Town Hall. As we kick off the month with International Workers Day and our upcoming community Visioning Sessions, May promises to be even more eventful....
June 10, 2020

Standing in Solidarity.

To say we are heartbroken, to say we are devastated, to say we are angry - is not enough. We must end the killing. Rights & Democracy stands in solidarity with everyone across this country and beyond, who is rising...
June 5, 2020

Meet RAD’s 2020 Early Candidate Endorsements!

So far, 2020 is proving to be a year of tumultuous and uncertain times. We are reminded almost daily of how much is at stake in the upcoming elections. From municipal boards to the presidency, we need movement champions in...
June 2, 2020

Take Action! We are calling for a fair and just Bennington Police Department

The recently released International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) evaluation of the Bennington Police Department is just a snapshot of a much larger problem - one that reaches far beyond the boundaries of Bennington....
May 8, 2020

We’re here for each other: Today, Tuesdays, and all the Tomorrows.

We at Rights & Democracy know that for too long, too many of our communities have been living in crisis. Today’s combined COVID and climate crises have exposed this broken system—an inequitable economy and unjust society that has pushed millions of...
May 1, 2020

RAD Vermont’s Inaugural Monthly Newsletter!

Welcome to the very first RAD Vermont monthly newsletter! This year is already taking a toll on many of us - emotionally,  politically, and physically. During this new and uncertain period, RAD is shifting the scope of its work to...
April 16, 2020

Thank you, Bernie.

We just want to say…thank you, Bernie. Your ability to inspire and mobilize millions of people – many of whom have given up having hope in our democracy – is unprecedented in modern politics. No candidate has spoken so forcefully...
April 8, 2020