Meet RAD’s 2022 Early Endorsed Candidates!

This 2022 election season, we are fired up! The end of the Vermont legislative session...Read More

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...Read More

May movement wins and turning rage into action.

Spring at Rights & Democracy has been off to a moving start. In our calls,...Read More

How will you take action this week?

As we enter this week, we are excited to see the momentum continuing for Vermont Renews priority...Read More

Celebrating Essex wins and JCE campaign advances!

As we enter mid-April, we are enjoying the first blooms of spring and celebrating recent...Read More

Presence and power

March was a huge month for Rights & Democracy, one of immense presence and power. ...Read More

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...Read More

Rights & Democracy Welcomes New Executive Director: Kiah Morris

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is entering a new phase with the announcement of its next...Read More

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...Read More

VT Town Meeting Day 2022 Early Endorsements

Each election season, we announce a first slate of early endorsed candidates who share our...Read More

Leading into 2022

This February, we are celebrating leadership across our movement. We’re seeing mounting interest in running...Read More

Moving into 2022 with power

January is a special month at Rights & Democracy, one full of assessment and preparation....Read More

Support Education Justice in Vermont!

All of our Vermont youth deserve culturally responsive and fact-based curricula, equitable access to educational...Read More

RAD 2021 Membership Assembly

Calling all members - new and old - the Membership Assembly is on the horizon!...Read More

Holding the line through October

I hope you are taking a moment this week to slow down and enjoy the...Read More

Speak up for education funding equity in Vermont!

Please sign on to this letter calling for the task force in charge to correct...Read More

Speak up for a Vermont Climate Action Plan that ensures we all can thrive!

The Vermont Climate Council is gearing up to develop a plan that will serve as...Read More

Here we go! Boldly stepping into September

I hope the final days summer have given all of you a chance to recharge....Read More

August and the heart of our work

Over the past month, RAD really stepped into the heart of our work. The through...Read More

Celebrating the many forms of freedom this July

This July marks a quiet shift for Rights & Democracy. With high vaccination rates across...Read More

It’s Time to Take Things to the Next Level

Six years ago, I brought together some of the best organizers and leaders I knew...Read More

It’s June, and Our Summer Work Is Heating Up!

It’s hard to believe we are nearly halfway through the year! Although the legislative session...Read More

A Message from the RAD and RDI Boards of Directors

As the Boards of Directors of Rights & Democracy and Rights & Democracy Institute, we...Read More

RAD Joins National Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

Rights & Democracy joins national solidarity statement calling on Biden Administration to condemn Israeli government...Read More

RAD’s Statement On Kiah Morris’ Case & Racism in Vermont

Rights & Democracy stands in strong support of Kiah Morris and her family in the...Read More

It’s May! Worker Solidarity, Ian Haney López, and more…

With the warm weather rolling in and more vaccines rolling out, (We're number one, Vermont!),...Read More

Letter to the Rutland City School Board: Support the Ravens Mascot!

We, the undersigned organizations, support the Rutland City Public Schools Ravens mascot and reject any...Read More

RAD’s Statement on the Chauvin Verdict

Our hearts are with the family and friends of George Floyd, who will finally see...Read More

RAD Statement on HB 128 and Sen. Jeanette White

Rights & Democracy fully supports HB 128, a bill which would ban the LGBTQ+ Panic...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

RAD 2021 Town Meeting Day Wins

We had an incredible slate of wins yesterday, including two RAD board members, Jo Sabel...Read More

Housing Justice for All Vermonters

Housing is a basic need. We are working to ensure that everyone in Vermont is...Read More

Vermont Legislative Updates – Week of February 22nd

Town Meeting Day is around the corner and the Legislature is reviewing a bill that...Read More

Meet Our 2021 Town Meeting Day Endorsed Candidates!

With Vermont's Town Meeting Day less than two weeks away, we are excited to announce...Read More

Legislative Update for the Week of February 15th

This new legislative session has brought many changes. This year, we are seeing committees working...Read More
+ Kiah Morris

Legislative Update for the Week of February 8th

What a whirlwind of a ride! We are excited to dive into the incredible work...Read More

Stepping into 2021 with RAD.

We hope you found time for rest and rejuvenation in the final days of December....Read More

RAD and Coalition Partners Launch Vermont Renews

Grassroots Organizations Launch Statewide Climate and Jobs Coalition BURLINGTON, VT – Frontline communities, labor groups,...Read More

December Reflections to Close Out 2020

We made it! December is here at last. In January, everyone sensed we were embarking...Read More

A Win for Just Cause Eviction in Burlington!

RAD's Burlington Chapter is part of a coalition working to improve tenant rights in the...Read More

The November Bistate Newsletter

The voters spoke in record numbers. Prominent in that record turnout were working class folks,...Read More

2020 Membership Assembly featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib!

We want to celebrate five years of RAD with you - longtime members, supporters, and...Read More

RAD Election Wins & Next Steps

While it has not been an ideal year and we had mixed results nationally and...Read More

Democracy Defenders Resources and Updates

We are just over a week away from the November 3rd election, and we wanted...Read More

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....Read More
+ Taking on the Establishment

Progressive VT Women Take On the Establishment

Vermont is often hailed as a progressive haven, but in reality the state's politics are...Read More

Why Zuckerman Is the VT Governor We Need

In a year of many worries about what the future holds, we are fortunate to...Read More

Democracy Defenders

Following last week’s presidential debate and Trump’s concerning attempts to undermine confidence in our electoral...Read More
+ Voting is RAD.

RAD 2020 VT Voter’s Guide

We all know there is a lot at stake in the 2020 general election on...Read More

Vermont Post-Primary Endorsements 2020

The November election is almost five weeks away, and we are getting ready. Following the...Read More

Primary Day Wins (and what’s next)!

This year's Primary Day was thrilling! Fifty candidates of our endorsed slate of fifty-five won...Read More

Our Petition: We need a People’s Bailout!

For one of the wealthiest countries to ignore the struggles of everyday people and their...Read More

Halfway through 2020 and we aren’t slowing down

June was a whirlwind of activity. From Black Lives Matter to launching a just transition...Read More

RAD Endorses Candidates in 2020 Gubernatorial and State Legislative Races

Tuesday night, in coalition with other regional organization and groups, RAD launched Renew New England,...Read More

Hello May – Giving Tuesday, Green New Deal, and Grassroots Power

We had a busy April with political roundtables and a COVID-19 Town Hall. As we...Read More

Standing in Solidarity.

To say we are heartbroken, to say we are devastated, to say we are angry...Read More

Meet RAD’s 2020 Early Candidate Endorsements!

So far, 2020 is proving to be a year of tumultuous and uncertain times. We...Read More

Take Action! We are calling for a fair and just Bennington Police Department

The recently released International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) evaluation of the Bennington Police...Read More

We’re here for each other: Today, Tuesdays, and all the Tomorrows.

We at Rights & Democracy know that for too long, too many of our communities have...Read More

RAD Vermont’s Inaugural Monthly Newsletter!

Welcome to the very first RAD Vermont monthly newsletter! This year is already taking a...Read More

Thank you, Bernie.

We just want to say…thank you, Bernie. Your ability to inspire and mobilize millions of...Read More

RAD is giving residents in manufactured home communities a voice

In the coming months, Rights & Democracy is embarking on an ambitious project to organize...Read More
+ Kiah Morris

Kiah Morris Joins RAD staff as Movement Politics Director

Rep. Kiah Morris, a leader and consultant on issues of diversity, equity, and leadership, has...Read More

A Vermont Response to COVID-19: Advancing Community Health and Recovery

We are calling on Gov. Phil Scott to take additional, immediate steps to ensure the...Read More
+ Covid-19 Resources & Support

Resources to Support Communities in Responding to COVID-19

With the rapidly changing the COVID-19 crisis, this is a time when we must pull...Read More

Rights & Democracy Responds to COVID-19

As Rights & Democracy continues to closely monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments in New Hampshire and...Read More

Super Tuesday – Reflections, Takeaways and Gratitude

I’m hard wired as an optimist, but today—post-Super Tuesday and after a 72-hour period which...Read More

RAD Members Endorse in Local Races for Town Meeting Day

Rights & Democracy (RAD) members have voted to endorse a slate of twelve candidates across...Read More

Testify at Public Hearings on Vermont’s 2021 Budget

The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the Governor’s...Read More

Vermonters Urge Legislators to Raise the Wage

MONTPELIER – The members of the Raise The Wage Coalition believe that working Vermonters deserve...Read More

The Year in People Power: 2019

Wow, what a year it’s been at Rights & Democracy here in Vermont. 2019 was...Read More
+ RAD People Power Week

Are you RAD?

We’re on our way! It’s People Power Week here at Rights & Democracy and hopefully,...Read More

You are the people in People Power

With your support, and the support of your friends and neighbors, together we can ensure...Read More
+ Eric Rasmussen

Giving = Power

Rights & Democracy is a young organization, and we currently receive the majority of our...Read More

People’s Picks: RAD Elects New Board & Endorses for President

What a day! Thank you to all of our member volunteers, leaders, and staff who...Read More

Rights & Democracy Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

BRATTLEBORO – Rights & Democracy members have overwhelmingly voted to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders in...Read More

2019 Rights & Democracy Board of Directors

Below are the Board of Director nominees who are up for election at this year’s...Read More

Save the Date: Membership Assembly & People Power Summit

Join Rights & Democracy (RAD) for our Annual Membership Assembly and People Power Summit Our...Read More

Thinking of Participating in a 2020 Campaign? LEAD-VT is Here to Help

Have you ever considered running for office, or participating in a campaign, but found the...Read More

RAD Leaders Among 1700 at People’s Convention

An overwhelming display of solidarity at the People’s Convention in Detroit reminded us that physical...Read More

Health Care Rate Regulators: Profits over People

Despite an emotional and articulated display of solidarity by dozens of Vermonters, the Green Mountain...Read More

Speak up for health care!

The Green Mountain Care Board will soon determine if the health insurance premiums for more...Read More
+ Opening Day People Power Lobby

Well … now what?

Well … now what? More than a month out we’re still scratching our heads at...Read More

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested...Read More

Let legislators know: It’s time to Raise the Wage!

We need calls and emails to legislators and legislative leadership to demonstrate there is significant...Read More

Vermonters Demand an Economy that Works for Everyone

It’s time for legislators to improve the lives of everyday Vermonters by passing legislation that...Read More

Windham County – Let’s get RAD on March 31

With such great turnout at our Windham Together meeting in late February and at the...Read More

$15 for $15 Spring Membership Drive!

It’s March and we’re hitting the midpoint of very busy legislative session that will be...Read More
+ Family Medical Leave

Weekly Update: Stories, Surveys, and … We’re Hiring!

The legislature is in full swing and we’re working on some of our members’ key...Read More

RAD Town Meeting Day Victories!

Congratulations are in order to the four RAD-endorsed candidates who won on Tuesday, as well...Read More
+ Raise Up Vermont Livable Wages, Paid Family Leave

Take Our Minimum Wage Survey!

It’s another busy week for Rights & Democracy (RAD) folks in the State House, out...Read More
+ RAD Endorsed Candidates

RAD Endorses Burlington City Council Candidates

Rights & Democracy (RAD) is excited to announce that it is endorsing candidates in each...Read More
+ Opening Day People Power Lobby

Opening the 2019 Legislative Session with Energy

100+ people braved a statewide snowstorm to attend our Opening Day People Power Lobby events...Read More

Top 10 RAD Highlights for 2018

Around New Year's Eve every year, I like to reflect on the highlights from the...Read More
+ Teddy Waszazak

We Need to Be RAD now, more than ever

My name is Teddy Waszazak and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD). Like...Read More
+ Mary Gerish

Standing up for Our Rights, Our Communities

My name is Mary Gerisch and I’m a member of Rights & Democracy (RAD) and...Read More