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Have you ever considered running for office, or participating in a campaign, but found the whole process daunting? Leadership Education and Development Vermont (LEAD-VT) is here to clear the air about how to win a campaign. Join Rights & Democracy,...
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...
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...
100+ people braved a statewide snowstorm to attend our Opening Day People Power Lobby events on January 8th, the first day of Vermont’s 2019 Legislative Session. The event began with a welcome from Lt. Governor David Zuckerman and was followed...
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 &...
Winning a veto-proof majority in the House means that we've shifted the balance of power in our state from a pen back to the people. We have paved the way to pass bold legislation like a $15 an hour minimum...
by Martha Sylvester Vermont’s nickname is the Green Mountain State, and all of our beautiful state—from our wildlife to our economy—needs clean water for survival. It has been over two years since I’ve been able to consume the water that...