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Did you see the exciting primary results? Thank you to everyone who made calls, sent texts, knocked on doors and whatever else it took to support our Rights & Democracy (RAD) endorsed candidates in their inspired victories Tuesday night! Of...
Here they are … the Rights & Democracy list of endorsed candidates for the 2018 elections! A Rights & Democracy endorsement is a signal that a candidate is already a community leader on the issues that reflect RAD’s values and...
Rights & Democracy is announcing its member-endorsed candidates for 2018! These candidates were endorsed by an electronic ballot sent to nearly 500 active members of Rights & Democracy Vermont. A Rights & Democracy endorsement is a signal that a candidate...
We are excited to announce the first crop of endorsed candidates—from US Senator to Vermont House of Representatives—for the 2018 elections! These 17 candidates were endorsed by a vote of the Rights & Democracy (RAD) Board of Directors to show...
I’m deeply terrified by the anti-immigrant fervor gripping America right now. Especially a recent remark made by President Trump. He said that our country is “infested” with immigrants. This is not a flippant choice of words. Like most of his rhetoric,...
My name is Kelly Mangan. I’m a member of Rights and Democracy, the chair of the Burlington Progressive Party, a mother of 2, and the wife of an immigrant. I’m not an expert on immigration law or activism— there are...
Today, Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed bills to raise the minimum wage (S.40) and establish paid family leave (H.196). While not surprising, his actions will have a profound impact on tens of thousands of working Vermonters and their families. “With these...
We are close to winning a huge victory for working Vermonters by raising the state’s minimum wage—providing a nearly $250 million boost to the state’s economy, and lifting thousands of the state’s lowest-wage workers out of poverty. On Friday, the...
Yesterday, the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee voted 7-4 to support raising Vermont’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Thank you for all of your calls, emails, and powerful personal testimony! While this is great news, your help is needed now—more...
The movement that Bernie inspired across the country we must continue to organize not only around issues, and not only in reaction to Trump’s attacks. We must organize to build the necessary power to make our values reflected in our...