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RAD Statement on HB 128 and Sen. Jeanette White

Rights & Democracy fully supports HB 128, a bill which would ban the LGBTQ+ Panic Defense - using a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity to legitimize a crime. However, we are deeply troubled by Sen. Jeanette White’s callous use...
April 9, 2021

Open Letter: We stand in solidarity with Vermont Educators and State Workers!

Dear Vermont State Legislators, We, the undersigned, Vermont parents and community members stand against the current legislative proposals to gut public pensions of public school educators and state employees. Public education is the bedrock of our communities and our democracy and...
March 27, 2021

Entering March with A Spring In Our Step

March, with its annual malaise of not-quite-winter, not-quite-spring, feels especially damp this year as it marks our quarantine anniversary....
March 6, 2021

RAD 2021 Town Meeting Day Wins

We had an incredible slate of wins yesterday, including two RAD board members, Jo Sabel Courtney and Barbara Wilson, as well as RAD member leaders and supporters across Vermont. We are also thrilled that following two strong ballot campaigns, Burlington...
March 3, 2021

Housing Justice for All Vermonters

Housing is a basic need. We are working to ensure that everyone in Vermont is guaranteed affordable, safe, equitable, and healthy housing. Please join us....
February 24, 2021

Vermont Legislative Updates – Week of February 22nd

Town Meeting Day is around the corner and the Legislature is reviewing a bill that would make vote by mail a permanent provision for future elections....
February 23, 2021

Meet Our 2021 Town Meeting Day Endorsed Candidates!

With Vermont's Town Meeting Day less than two weeks away, we are excited to announce our full slate of 2021 RAD-endorsed candidates for local elected offices across the state!...
February 19, 2021

Legislative Update for the Week of February 15th

This new legislative session has brought many changes. This year, we are seeing committees working on legislation in a more comprehensive way, including creating various committee drafted bills instead of stand-alone bills....
February 17, 2021

Legislative Update for the Week of February 8th

What a whirlwind of a ride! We are excited to dive into the incredible work of the Vermont Legislature at the start of a new biennium. With so many new champions in legislative leadership, we are keeping track of and...
February 9, 2021

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