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Here we go! Boldly stepping into September

I hope the final days summer have given all of you a chance to recharge. As one RAD staff member put it, August "has been like Friday afternoon for a whole month." So rested and restored, we shake off summer...
September 1, 2021
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Meet the Candidates 2021: Manchester

Over the past week, hundreds of our members across New Hampshire were able to vote in our first round of member endorsements for Manchester municipal candidates. We're thrilled to introduce you to more of our leading candidates in the Queen City!...
August 25, 2021
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Meet Our Fall 2021 Early Endorsed Municipal Candidates!

Rights & Democracy believes elections are both opportunities to elect strong champions that represent our movements but also impact the landscape of political landscape within which we seek to win change for our communities. We're pleased to announce our first slate of endorsed...
August 20, 2021
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August and the heart of our work

Over the past month, RAD really stepped into the heart of our work. The through line of our movement is ever present, and we really felt it this month as we continued our blend of in person organizing and our...
August 5, 2021
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Celebrating the many forms of freedom this July

This July marks a quiet shift for Rights & Democracy. With high vaccination rates across both Vermont and New Hampshire and the boundless opportunities for outdoor events presented by summer weather, there is a feeling of awakening....
July 10, 2021
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RAD & RDI Stand in Solidarity with Advisory Council Resignation

Rights & Democracy strongly condemns Governor Sununu’s latest attack on ten of his own Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion members who recently resigned over his support of the ban of conversations on structural and systemic racism and other forms...
June 30, 2021
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An Open Letter from the Manchester Housing Alliance: Manchester allocates $4.7 million for development of affordable housing

The Manchester Housing Alliance acknowledges Mayor Joyce Craig and her administration for their Request for Proposals (RFP) allocating $4,700,000 towards affordable housing. This is the largest investment in affordable housing in decades and a step in the right direction towards...
June 21, 2021
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A Message from the RAD and RDI Boards of Directors

As the Boards of Directors of Rights & Democracy and Rights & Democracy Institute, we celebrate all that we have accomplished over nearly six years of James Haslam’s leadership. ...
June 7, 2021
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It’s Time to Take Things to the Next Level

Six years ago, I brought together some of the best organizers and leaders I knew to found Rights & Democracy (RAD). Working across Vermont and New Hampshire, RAD was a new kind of people’s movement organization focused on changing what...
June 7, 2021
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It’s June, and Our Summer Work Is Heating Up!

It’s hard to believe we are nearly halfway through the year! Although the legislative session is winding down, RAD's work is not. We have been processing, planning, adapting, and responding to the ever-shifting political landscape to build the people powered...
June 5, 2021
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Support the Fight to Expand Medicaid Access – Share Your Story!

Expanding Medicaid access is an important step on the road to healthcare for all. If you have faced barriers to this program in the past four years, you can strengthen organizing efforts to advance Medicaid access by sharing your story!...
June 4, 2021
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RAD Joins National Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

Rights & Democracy joins national solidarity statement calling on Biden Administration to condemn Israeli government plans to forcibly displace Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem. ...
May 18, 2021
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This month is going to be a-May-zing!

With the warm weather rolling in and more vaccines rolling out,  we were thrilled to kick off this month with live in-person events for May Day. ...
May 8, 2021
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RAD’s Statement on the Chauvin Verdict

Our hearts are with the family and friends of George Floyd, who will finally see his murderer held accountable, and we hope that they can now find some peace and closure....
April 20, 2021
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Sign the Petition: Stand Against the “Divisive Concepts” Amendment!

Open dialogue on the realities of racism and sexism in the Granite State is critical to achieving a multiracial democracy where Black, Brown and White communities can thrive together....
April 6, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions – Week of March 15th

As the New Hampshire legislative session continues to move ahead, there are opportunities this week to take action for paid sick leave, collective bargaining rights, a People's Budget, and more!...
March 15, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions – Week of March 8th

Amid the developments in the NH Legislature, it is critical that we keep making our voices heard on the priorities we support for our collective future, as well as to oppose attacks on our communities' rights and basic needs. You...
March 8, 2021
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Building Our Momentum As We Approach Spring

March, with its annual malaise of not-quite-winter, not-quite-spring, feels especially damp this year as it marks our quarantine anniversary. It has been a difficult time for so many of us, but it is not without moments of inspiration....
March 5, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions – Week of March 1st

As we enter March, things are heating up in the NH Legislature - both the good and the bad. Check out our weekly review of pending bill hearings and major developments from last week, and sign up using the form...
March 1, 2021