Vermont

RAD 2022 Vermont Voting Guide

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.

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Our 2022 General Endorsements

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. 

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As VT Delivers Blow to Tenants’ Rights, Our Fight Continues

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.

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Presence and power

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.

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Leading into 2022

This February, we are celebrating leadership across our movement. We’re seeing mounting interest in running for local office and grassroots organizing in both states, and we are excited to keep growing the work of our Grassroots Leadership Academy to support, educate, and motivate movement leaders.

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