Vermont Renews

Fighting together for a just Vermont

A better world isn’t just possible, it’s necessary – and it starts with us.

To address the overlapping crises we face – unemployment, the COVID pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice – RAD co-founded the Renew New England Alliance, a multi-racial, regional coalition of more than 150 organizations across six states, working to advance a bold policy agenda grounded in a just transition to a regenerative economy.

Here in Vermont, we are the anchor organization for Renews affiliate state coalition, Vermont Renews. Together, we are building a powerful grassroots movement to reimagine Vermont from the ground up and win a future in which every Vermonter – Black, brown, and white, Indigenous and immigrant – has a well-paying, dignified job; a safe and affordable home; enough food; and clean air and water. Join us!

Our Jobs Guarantee

The core of our plan is a Jobs Guarantee, which will ensure that everyone who wants a job will have one and that all jobs created will meet or exceed the prevailing wage, paying no less than $15 per hour, with strong union protections and a full range of benefits. 

The Jobs Guarantee will support local, small businesses and create new public employment initiatives designed to modernize our region’s infrastructure while ensuring that everyone’s basic needs are met in the areas of housing, healthcare, food, energy, transportation, and clean air and water.

VT Renews 2023 Policy Priorities

Click to view the coalition priorities for each issue area.

  • Just Cause Eviction
  • Rental Registry
  • Rental Weatherization
  • Rent and Security Deposit Cap
  • Universal School Meals
  • Appropriation of funds for the Land Access and Opportunity Board
  • Affordable Heat Act
  • Revised Renewable Energy Standard
  • Electric Ratepayer Protection and Thermal Systems
  • Network Energy/ Geothermal

Learn more about RAD’s work on these issues