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Let legislators know: It’s time to Raise the Wage!

We need immediate calls and emails to legislators to show that there is strong support for raising the minimum wage! This week, the Democratic caucus is going to start discussion on raising the minimum wage to align more closely with the...
April 15, 2019

Vermonters Demand an Economy that Works for Everyone

It’s time for legislators to improve the lives of everyday Vermonters by passing legislation that ensures economic equality and sustainable local economies.  That was the message this week from Vermont workers, business owners and community leaders.  Workers, business owners, and...
April 5, 2019

Windham County – Let’s get RAD on March 31

With such great turnout at our Windham Together meeting in late February and at the Economy for All Town Hall with Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman earlier this month, it’s time to get together again and plan our next steps....
March 22, 2019

$15 for $15 Spring Membership Drive!

It’s March and we’re hitting the midpoint of very busy legislative session that will be critically important for thousands of Vermont workers and families. Rights & Democracy is the only organization in Vermont working to build a veto proof majority...
March 22, 2019

Weekly Update: Stories, Surveys, and … We’re Hiring!

The legislature is in full swing and we’re working on some of our members’ key priorities, such as raising the minimum wage and enacting a paid family and medical leave insurance program. To help ensure that we pass these bills...
March 20, 2019

RAD Town Meeting Day Victories!

Congratulations are in order to the four RAD-endorsed candidates who won on Tuesday, as well as the two candidates who fell short (but ran inspired campaigns). Leading up to Town Meeting Day, Rights & Democracy endorsed six candidates around the...
March 8, 2019

Take Our Minimum Wage Survey!

It’s another busy week for Rights & Democracy (RAD) folks in the State House, out in the streets and online. First, we have some big news to celebrate! The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs had decided to strike...
February 12, 2019

RAD Endorses Burlington City Council Candidates

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is excited to announce that it is endorsing candidates in each of the upcoming City Council races! Our members have said it is important for us, as part of RAD’s ongoing commitment to the issues facing...
February 1, 2019
  • Opening Day People Power Lobby

Opening the 2019 Legislative Session with Energy

100+ people braved a statewide snowstorm to attend our Opening Day People Power Lobby events on January 8th, the first day of Vermont’s 2019 Legislative Session. The event began with a welcome from Lt. Governor David Zuckerman and was followed...
January 15, 2019

Top 10 RAD Highlights for 2018

Around New Year's Eve every year, I like to reflect on the highlights from the previous year in our work. I hope in reading this you may be so moved to help me reach my fundraising goal for Rights &...
December 30, 2018

We Need to Be RAD now, more than ever

My name is Teddy Waszazak and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD). Like more than 50,000 of my neighbors in the Green Mountain State, I have struggled to find work that pays more than $15 an hour. While...
December 26, 2018

Standing up for Our Rights, Our Communities

My name is Mary Gerisch and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD) and a leader the RAD Bennington Chapter. The lack of access to safe drinking water has caused significant strain on thousands of Vermonters’ health and finances—far...
December 19, 2018

Join RAD & Help Us Make Real Change

My name is Jubilee McGill and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD). Like you, real-life experiences lit a fire in me and fueled my desire to make real changes. Six years ago, my husband and I found out...
December 14, 2018

Celebrate Our Victories & Build Power Toward 2020!

We're asking you take a moment between now and the end of the year to celebrate with Rights & Democracy around some of the incredible victories from this past year and help us build power and organize in communities throughout...
November 30, 2018

Giving Thanks on #GivingTuesday

Help us raise $10,000 in one day! How? Your #GivingTuesday donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $5,000....
November 20, 2018

Congratulations RAD Champions!

Winning a veto-proof majority in the House means that we've shifted the balance of power in our state from a pen back to the people. We have paved the way to pass bold legislation like a $15 an hour minimum...
November 7, 2018

Vote: Our Environment Needs You

by Martha Sylvester Vermont’s nickname is the Green Mountain State, and all of our beautiful state—from our wildlife to our economy—needs clean water for survival. It has been over two years since I’ve been able to consume the water that...
November 1, 2018

The Last Weekend

We’re down to the final DAYS of this historic midterm election where Rights & Democracy members are doing all they can to ensure a record turnout on Tuesday, November 6th....
November 1, 2018

All that we love is on the line

“Whether you care about the environment or women’s rights or racial justice or what’s happening to our sisters and brothers on the southern border, all that we love is on the line.” Those were the words of Sen. Nina Turner...
October 25, 2018

We Will Not Go Back

On Saturday, October 5th, my heart broke. I felt outraged, silenced, and betrayed as I watched the Senate vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Forty nine Republicans and one Democrat showed that they have no respect for...
October 17, 2018