Half of Vermont survey respondents were unaware of the need to renew their coverage when the national public health emergency ended, while nearly half reported challenges applying for, renewing, and accessing services with Medicaid.
We’re halfway through the 2023 Vermont State Legislative session. The Legislature calls this point “crossover,” since it’s the deadline for bills to cross over to the other chamber. Here’s what RAD has been fighting for this session and what we are excited to see moving!
This 2023 Vermont Town Meeting Day, our movement delivered some big wins!
Today, in a huge victory for climate action and addressing Vermont’s second largest source of climate pollution – the thermal heating sector – the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted 5-0 to advance the Affordable Heat Act (S.5).
As we move toward Vermont’s 2023 Town Meeting Day, we are excited to introduce you to the full slate of local candidates that we are endorsing ahead of March 7th!
What a night! RAD is proud and excited that 44 of our 58 endorsed candidates won their 2022 races up and down the ballot and will take office this coming session.
We are closing in on the November 8th election. The time is now to make a difference for Vermont movement candidates! Here are some ways to support RAD-endorsed candidates in high stakes races around the state.
The November 8th election is just around the corner and if you haven’t voted yet, now’s a great time to do so! Here is your RAD 2022 Vermont Voting Guide, with the list of 58 candidates up and down the ballot who RAD’s members and leaders voted to endorse this election cycle.
We are excited to introduce our newest wave of 2022 Vermont endorsed candidates up and down the ballot!
Between Vermont’s primaries, hosting community forums, and deepening our issue organizing and leadership development, summer has flown by!
We are exhilarated that 48 of 55 RAD-endorsed candidates won their races in Vermont’s 2022 Primary Day elections! Vermont’s multiracial working class turned out to the polls, and it shows.
Meet RAD’s full slate of endorsed candidates for the historic 2022 election season!
Rights & Democracy is pleased to announce their full list of regular endorsements for the 2022 elections of 31 candidates, including statewide endorsements of Peter Welch for US Senate, Becca Balint for US Congress, David Zuckerman for Lieutenant Governor, and Rory Thibault for Attorney General.
We’ve got exciting news: our sister organization Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI) has opened applications for the 2022 Catalyst Leadership program!
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, especially low-income and BIPOC residents who are most impacted by housing injustice, during a time in which secure housing is in short supply and rents are spiking.
Spring at Rights & Democracy has been off to a moving start. In our calls, conversations, and meetings across the state, there is a palpable sense of energy and renewal.
As we enter this week, we are excited to see the momentum continuing for Vermont Renews priority bills. Last Wednesday, RAD joined “Lunch on the Lawn” at the State House, to say “yes” to free breakfast and lunch for all Vermont students.
As we enter mid-April, we are enjoying the first blooms of spring and celebrating recent wins in the work for a just Vermont in which we all can flourish. To name just a couple…
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 of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Yesterday’s 2022 Vermont Town Meeting Day elections brought exciting results, with 85% of RAD-endorsed candidates winning their races!
With Vermont’s 2022 Town Meeting Day fast approaching, we are excited to introduce you to the full slate of local candidates we are endorsing ahead of the March 1st elections!