Posts filed under: Economic Justice

For one of the wealthiest countries to ignore the struggles of everyday people and their families is why we at Rights & Democracy and our national affiliates are demanding that our Senate leaders do their job when they return to...
With the rapidly changing the COVID-19 crisis, this is a time when we must pull together as a community and support each other....
The Vermont House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are seeking public input on the Governor’s Recommended FY 2021 State Budget...
MONTPELIER – The members of the Raise The Wage Coalition believe that working Vermonters deserve dignified, equitable working conditions, and anyone working 40 hours a week ought to be able to afford their basic needs. The Vermont Raise the Wage...
Wow, what a year it’s been at Rights & Democracy here in Vermont. 2019 was a rebuilding year for RADVT. We brought on Dan Fingas as our organizing director and then Liz Filskov and Betsy McGavisk in June and August...
An overwhelming display of solidarity at the People’s Convention in Detroit reminded us that physical gatherings are powerful. “When we connect with members from groups all over the country, we realize that we are connected to a bigger movement,” said ...
Despite an emotional and articulated display of solidarity by dozens of Vermonters, the Green Mountain Care Board approved a health insurance rate hike of 10.1 and 12.4-percent. Mary Alice Bisbee said, “We all need our fundamental needs met and one...
Well … now what? More than a month out we’re still scratching our heads at the legislative session that wasn’t. Where the “veto-proof majority” that so many of you worked hard to help elect simply failed to live up to...
We need calls and emails to legislators and legislative leadership to demonstrate there is significant support for raising the minimum wage this session! Legislators are discussing how to raise the minimum wage to align more closely with the state’s base...