Work At RAD

Rights & Democracy (RAD) works to advance human rights and strengthen our democracy through grassroots organizing, transformative policy and supporting the development of a new generation of leaders from across Vermont and New Hampshire. We work in close alignment with our sister organization, the Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI).

Our mission is to bring people together to take action to build healthy communities and make
the values of our communities guide the policies of our government. We are building a popular
movement to advance rights and build a real democracy. We work in partnership with
community groups, progressive unions, faith communities, organizations fighting for human
and civil rights, and environmental and climate action groups.

We recognize that there are powerful forces that strategically use racism and hate to divide our
communities, but we know that when we all come together we can build a strong multiracial
democracy in which everyone can thrive.

RAD is a rapidly expanding and dynamic organization, focused on building a people’s
movement to win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants,
communities of color and those most impacted by our overlapping crises. Our nation has failed
to establish a democracy that safeguards our fundamental, inalienable rights to achieve full
human dignity and to advocate effectively for that dignity. We are united in our fight to build
and secure a democracy that guarantees the rights of all to a sustainable, secure livelihood.

We are united in embracing our shared humanity and committing ourselves to the struggle to
claim our inalienable rights, build collective power, and to achieve systemic change toward a
safe future for humanity and our planet.

We are united in our vision of a society committed to human rights and core democratic
principles. Our work to bring this into existence is guided by a commitment to equity,
solidarity, universality, justice, accountability, transparency, power, sustainability, safety, and

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RAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple and intersecting ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, indigenous peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities.

Rights & Democracy does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, gender identity, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.


We believe rights and democracy are won when people come together to make their voices heard.  Join Rights & Democracy a become a part of making positive change in our community!