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The voters spoke in record numbers. Prominent in that record turnout were working class folks, people of color and women. This was not spontaneous, but the product of months and years of hard organizing...
Vermont is often hailed as a progressive haven, but in reality the state's politics are much more mixed. In particular, there are rural areas where conservative politicians have long held the seats at the decision-making table, consistently voting against legislation...
In a year of many worries about what the future holds, we are fortunate to have a RAD-endorsed progressive candidate for governor who has committed to helping build a Vermont that prioritizes workers' rights, racial justice, public services, and a...
We all know there is a lot at stake in the 2020 general election on November 3rd. While we are organizing hard with our national movement partners to beat Trump, this year it is more important than ever to show...
The November election is almost five weeks away, and we are getting ready. Following the Primary Day results, Rights & Democracy has been at work looking at the candidates who are moving on to the General Election, and evaluating how...
We had a busy April with political roundtables and a COVID-19 Town Hall. As we kick off the month with International Workers Day and our upcoming community Visioning Sessions, May promises to be even more eventful....
So far, 2020 is proving to be a year of tumultuous and uncertain times. We are reminded almost daily of how much is at stake in the upcoming elections. From municipal boards to the presidency, we need movement champions in...
The recently released International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) evaluation of the Bennington Police Department is just a snapshot of a much larger problem - one that reaches far beyond the boundaries of Bennington....
We just want to say…thank you, Bernie. Your ability to inspire and mobilize millions of people – many of whom have given up having hope in our democracy – is unprecedented in modern politics. No candidate has spoken so forcefully...
Rep. Kiah Morris, a leader and consultant on issues of diversity, equity, and leadership, has joined the Rights & Democracy staff as its Movement Politics Director in Vermont...