All posts by: Shay Totten

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