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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 4, 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
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Mayor Craig: Establish a Housing Commission in Manchester

As advocates and community members push for real solutions to Manchester's housing crisis, the Manchester Housing Alliance has submitted the following letter to Mayor Joyce Craig's office, calling for the establishment of a Housing Commission in the city....
February 25, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions – Week of February 22nd

This weekly resource, brought to you by RAD NH Movement Politics Director Asma Elhuni, is a great way to stay informed about upcoming bill hearings and additional ways you can take action....
February 22, 2021
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Meet Our 2021 NH Town Meeting Day Endorsed Candidates!

With New Hampshire's Town Meeting Day coming up on March 9th, we are excited to announce our full slate of 2021 RAD-endorsed candidates for local elected offices across the state!...
February 19, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions – Week of February 15th

Welcome back to our weekly legislative update, from RAD NH Movement Politics Director Asma Elhuni! This week, we've got three actions you can take to urge state and federal legislators to support housing, economic and climate justice...
February 15, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions for the Week of February 8th

Every week, RAD NH Movement Politics Director Asma Elhuni is providing a legislative update to help you stay up to date on key bill hearings and how to make your voice heard. This week, wages and workers rights are a...
February 8, 2021
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Legislative Updates & Actions for the Week of February 1st

It has been 14 years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage - the longest period in US history without an increase....
February 1, 2021
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Legislative Updates and Actions for the Week of January 24th

This was a historic week with the inauguration of a new president and executive orders that rescinded the previous administrations harmful executive orders. Though this is a step in the right direction, we believe more can and should be done...
January 25, 2021