All posts by: Shay Totten

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...