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Meet RAD’s 2022 Early Endorsed Candidates!

This 2022 election season, we are fired up! The end of the Vermont legislative session re-grounded us in the importance of continuing to build movement power...
May 16, 2022

As VT Delivers Blow to Tenants’ Rights, Our Fight Continues

This morning, the Vermont House failed to override Governor Scott's recent veto of Burlington's proposed Just Cause Eviction charter change by just one vote. We at Rights & Democracy are deeply disappointed by and angry about this loss for tenants,...
May 10, 2022

May movement wins and turning rage into action.

Spring at Rights & Democracy has been off to a moving start. In our calls, conversations, and meetings across the state, there is a palpable sense of energy and renewal....
May 6, 2022

How will you take action this week?

As we enter this week, we are excited to see the momentum continuing for Vermont Renews priority bills. Last Wednesday, RAD joined "Lunch on the Lawn" at the State House, to say "yes" to free breakfast and lunch for all Vermont students....
April 25, 2022

Celebrating Essex wins and JCE campaign advances!

As we enter mid-April, we are enjoying the first blooms of spring and celebrating recent wins in the work for a just Vermont in which we all can flourish. To name just a couple......
April 18, 2022

Presence and power

March was a huge month for Rights & Democracy, one of immense presence and power.  Two weeks ago, I was in DC to stand alongside 10 powerful RAD leaders and Black women-led progressive organizations from across the country in support...
April 6, 2022

Our story continues.

March 10, 2022

RAD 2022 VT Town Meeting Day Wins

Yesterday’s 2022 Vermont Town Meeting Day elections brought exciting results, with 85% of RAD-endorsed candidates winning their races!...
March 2, 2022

Rights & Democracy Welcomes New Executive Director: Kiah Morris

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is entering a new phase with the announcement of its next executive director, Kiah Morris. Kiah steps into the role after serving for nearly two years as the organization’s Vermont Movement Politics Director....
February 25, 2022

Meet RAD’s 2022 VT Town Meeting Day Endorsed Candidates!

With Vermont’s 2022 Town Meeting Day fast approaching, we are excited to introduce you to the full slate of local candidates we are endorsing ahead of the March 1st elections!...
February 22, 2022

VT Town Meeting Day 2022 Early Endorsements

Each election season, we announce a first slate of early endorsed candidates who share our vision and values and are proven champions of our principles and key priorities -- and we are thrilled to introduce you to this year's slate...
February 14, 2022

Leading into 2022

This February, we are celebrating leadership across our movement. We’re seeing mounting interest in running for local office and grassroots organizing in both states, and we are excited to keep growing the work of our Grassroots Leadership Academy to support, educate, and...
February 8, 2022

Moving into 2022 with power

January is a special month at Rights & Democracy, one full of assessment and preparation. In each state, we’re at a moment of opportunity....
January 17, 2022

Support Education Justice in Vermont!

All of our Vermont youth deserve culturally responsive and fact-based curricula, equitable access to educational resources, and a safe and supportive school environment. ...
November 24, 2021

RAD 2021 Membership Assembly

Calling all members - new and old - the Membership Assembly is on the horizon! Every year, our members come together to reflect upon and celebrate our work, deepen our relationships, renew our commitment to this movement, and strategize for...
November 10, 2021

Holding the line through October

I hope you are taking a moment this week to slow down and enjoy the view; we are all feeling deeply how much is at stake right now, and have been showing up in so many ways to shift the...
October 9, 2021

Speak up for education funding equity in Vermont!

Please sign on to this letter calling for the task force in charge to correct the pupil weighting formula used to distribute education funds to rural and low-income school districts in Vermont, rather than adopting categorical aid! ...
September 21, 2021