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This 2022 election season, we are fired up! The end of the Vermont legislative session re-grounded us in the importance of continuing to build movement power...
This morning, the Vermont House failed to override Governor Scott's recent veto of Burlington's proposed Just Cause Eviction charter change by just one vote. We at Rights & Democracy are deeply disappointed by and angry about this loss for tenants,...
March was a huge month for Rights & Democracy, one of immense presence and power.  Two weeks ago, I was in DC to stand alongside 10 powerful RAD leaders and Black women-led progressive organizations from across the country in support...
Yesterday’s 2022 Vermont Town Meeting Day elections brought exciting results, with 85% of RAD-endorsed candidates winning their races!...
Rights & Democracy (RAD) is entering a new phase with the announcement of its next executive director, Kiah Morris. Kiah steps into the role after serving for nearly two years as the organization’s Vermont Movement Politics Director....
Each election season, we announce a first slate of early endorsed candidates who share our vision and values and are proven champions of our principles and key priorities -- and we are thrilled to introduce you to this year's slate...
This February, we are celebrating leadership across our movement. We’re seeing mounting interest in running for local office and grassroots organizing in both states, and we are excited to keep growing the work of our Grassroots Leadership Academy to support, educate, and...
January is a special month at Rights & Democracy, one full of assessment and preparation. In each state, we’re at a moment of opportunity....
I hope you are taking a moment this week to slow down and enjoy the view; we are all feeling deeply how much is at stake right now, and have been showing up in so many ways to shift the...
I hope the final days summer have given all of you a chance to recharge. As one RAD staff member put it, August "has been like Friday afternoon for a whole month." So, rested and restored, we shake off summer...