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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...
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...
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...
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 &...
The nurses at the UVM Medical Center are struggling to reach a fair contract that ensures quality patient care and safe staffing. Community members (ie. their patients) in Chittenden County cities and towns are following the lead of the Burlington...
A major concern with the Republican bill in Congress is the potential elimination of coverage for addiction recovery....
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....
Nearly 2,000 people attended the March For Science in Burlington on April 22. Advocacy groups say since President Donald Trump took office, they've seen an increase in people who want to join their organizations....