All posts by: Shay Totten

Join Rights & Democracy and the Rutland NAACP for a gubernatorial forum and a special guest speaker – Our Revolution’s president Nina Turner! Democratic candidates Brenda Siegel, Christine Hallquist, James Ehlers, and Ethan Sonneborn will be available to answer your...
Rights & Democracy has launched an exciting listening campaign to hear from people around Vermont—of diverse backgrounds and political viewpoints. We are interested to learn more about you and your community’s priorities for the future, like: Do you worry about young people leaving small...
Today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed bills to raise the minimum wage (S.40) and establish paid family leave (H.196). While not surprising, his actions will have a profound impact on tens of thousands of working Vermonters and their families. “With these...
We are close to winning a huge victory for working Vermonters by raising the state’s minimum wage—providing a nearly $250 million boost to the state’s economy, and lifting thousands of the state’s lowest-wage workers out of poverty. On Friday, the...
Thank you for your past support — it is because of you that we were able to accomplish so much last year. And it is because of you that we have been able to unite folks during the legislative session...
Yesterday, the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee voted 7-4 to support raising Vermont’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Thank you for all of your calls, emails, and powerful personal testimony! While this is great news, your help is needed now—more...
We had a great conversation on our membership call Sunday night, where we discussed upcoming actions you can take to help us pass a strong minimum wage bill and paid family and medical leave insurance. We also let folks know about our upcoming...
Critics of single-payer in the media repeatedly point to its so-called “failure” in Vermont as a reason why proposals can’t work. Vermont made major progress on a single-payer bill in 2010 but Gov. Peter Shumlin abandoned the effort in 2014,...
In this series, we’ll be talking with experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers. They’ll be sharing their insights on what works, what doesn’t, and what has changed, and what’s still the same....
The summit featured panel discussions and workshops on a broad range of topics, from the environment to criminal justice reform and gender equality....