Our Work

OUR WORK

The core of Rights & Democracy’s work is local organizing and electoral and legislative engagement. We feel a robust democracy requires people to become empowered to raise their voices on issues that affect them and their communities.

The campaigns we are currently working on were top concerns for the New Hampshire residents that we surveyed last year:

HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

IT’S TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL

We are committed to fighting for health care as a human right that should be guaranteed by our government. We rise up for a Medicare for All system that supports healthy people and communities, not the profits of drug and insurance corporations. And we fight for a health care system that guarantees care for all; at the time we need it, regardless of where we live or who we are.

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

JOBS, JUSTICE, CLIMATE

We are working to move toward an economy based on renewable energy that provides work with dignity and puts us on the forefront in the fight against climate change.  We must advance a more unifying vision of how we put people and the planet over profit – and one that seeks to engage people around the idea of clean water, clean air, clean food, and clean soils. From business development to energy policies, including those focused on public transit, progress will be measured by an open, democratic approach to determining our future.

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STRENGTHEN PUBLIC EDUCATION

OUR KIDS, OUR SCHOOLS

We are part of a statewide movement to address our unequal school funding system.

Too many public schools are struggling to keep teachers, or even prevent their schools from closing.

We need to overhaul our funding system so that ALL children in New Hampshire, no matter where they live, receive a high quality education.

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KEEP IT IN THE GROUND

The climate is in crisis. Scientists agree that we have ten years to take decisive action. If we are to have any chance of successfully staving off the worst impacts of climate change we must keep all remaining oil and gas in the ground.

Nothing will be more consequential to achieving progress on the climate crisis then the outcome of the 2020 election for president. Ending U.S. fossil fuel production and infrastructure, and holding fossil fuel polluters accountable is central to any successful climate policy. Therefore, we urge the candidates for president to support the following:

  1. Prevent all new fossil fuel infrastructure and the extraction of oil and gas.
  2. Phase out existing oil and gas production, with a planned, managed decline.
  3. Promote a just and fair transition for impacted communities and workers.
  4. Hold fossil fuel companies legally accountable for their role in causing the climate crisis.