Important update as of October 8th, 2019 

We wanted to share with you this urgent, but disappointing news:

We’ve had to cancel the New Hampshire People’s Presidential Forum scheduled for this coming Sunday, October 13th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

As is often the case when scheduling multiple candidates, not enough candidates could make this date work in order to make it a meaningful conversation for Granite Staters — along with the hundreds of folks from neighboring states who had also planned to attend.

Despite this small setback, we plan to engage many of these same presidential candidates in the near future in order lift up the issues that matter most to us and our communities. And, of course, we’ll continue to focus our energy on building new, member-led chapters throughout New Hampshire and Vermont in order to build a people-powered movement bigger than any one candidate or election.

We’ll keep you posted on how you can be involved as we continue to build our movement together.

One important event coming up in slightly more than a month: Rights & Democracy’s Annual Member Assembly and People Power Summit and we are excited to announced that our keynote speaker will be Varshini Prakash, executive director and co-founder of the Sunrise Vermont!

The Summit will be held on Saturday, November 16th at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.


See you there!


It’s clear: Candidates in the 2020 elections must respond to the needs of people, not big money and wealthy corporations.

This election will be won at the grassroots and Granite Staters have a crucial role to play as host to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

So, let your voices be heard! 

Join Rights & Democracy New Hampshire (RADNH), the New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM), People’s Action for a People’s Presidential Forum this October. Additional supporters of the event include CPDAction, along with more than a dozen grassroots organizations from throughout the Northeast.

Tickets to the event are free, but required for entry. Get yours today!

We have invited up to 5 of the top Democratic candidates to attend and will announce the Forum participants in mid-September.

The forum is part of our statewide People’s Priorities 2020 campaign that will reach thousands of Granite State families in the coming months. We want to ensure their voices and priorities are front and center during the 2020 presidential election.

Candidates will be invited onstage for real conversations with everyday people about big solutions to the struggles facing the multiracial working class. In other words, people will be asking questions, not pundits.

What Are the Issues We’re Talking About?

  • Health Care (including Medicare for All)
  • The Climate Crisis
  • Homes Guarantee
  • Education
  • Racial Justice
  • Peace & Prosperity
  • The Freedom to Thrive
  • Workers’ Rights
  • Movement Politics

What: The People’s Presidential Forum of New Hampshire

When: Oct. 13, 2019. Doors open at 9AM, forum is from 10:30AM-1:30PM.

Where: Field House, University of New Hampshire, 145 Main Street, Durham, NH

Who: Hosted by Rights & Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement, People’s Action. With additional support from CPD Action, Demos Action, and other regional grassroots organizations.

Why:  To ensure that candidates respond to the top priorities of the people.

Secure your ticket today by clicking here! Tickets for the event are free, but are required to get into the venue.

Additional People’s Presidential forums will be held in Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, and by Student Action

About the sponsors

Rights & Democracy is a member-led, grassroots organization whose mission is to bring people together to take action in building healthy communities and to ensure the values of our communities guide the policies of our government.

New Hampshire Youth Movement is bringing youth together to build a better future of the state, and have created a platform of policies that represents a state where young people thrive.

People’s Action is one of the largest and most influential organizing networks in the country.

Additional Partners

CPD Action, along with its sister organization Center for Popular Democracy, works to create equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions.

Demos Action works to promote a multi-racial populist economic and pro-democracy agenda while building the long-term progressive governing power it will take to give an equal say and an equal chance to all Americans.

Regional supporting organizations  

Maine People’s Alliance

MHAction Votes

Neighbor to Neighbor MA Action Fund

Connecticut Citizen Action Group

Our City Action (Buffalo)

VOCAL-NY Action Fund

CVH Power

Make the Road Action CT

Reclaim Philadelphia

Keystone Progress