For a Vermont that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few!

When Vermont’s families thrive, Vermont’s communities thrive. It’s that simple.

Join Rights & Democracy in raising the standards for working Vermonters so they can support their families with dignity. Together, we can build a Vermont that works for all of us.


Raise job standards by making the minimum wage a livable wage. Now is the time to take bold actions and raise the wage higher to improve the everyday lives of our families, our communities and improve the resiliency of our state’s rural economy.


Establish paid family and medical leave insurance, so Vermont’s working families can care for their loved ones, themselves, or welcome a child into their home. We all have a stake in the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s families and communities.


Strengthen existing law to prevent employers denying working people the protections they are entitled to under the law by misclassifying them as “independent contractors” and by denying them other benefits guaranteed under state and federal law.