RAD Membership

RAD MEMBERSHIP

Rights & Democracy is a multi-issue grassroots organization working on social, racial, environmental, and economic justice issues. We are building a movement across Vermont and New Hampshire to bring about the transformative change our communities need. 

The key to building a collective movement is YOU.  

RAD is committed to building a strong multiracial democracy and equitable, thriving communities in our states. To make this happen, RAD needs a solid foundation. Sustaining members are the strong roots that hold us up and keep us going.

Become a RAD Sustaining Member!

Make an impact. Small monthly gifts add up to a deep annual investment that makes what we do possible.

It’s flexible. Choose how much and how often (monthly, quarterly) you give.

It’s easy. Once your Sustaining Membership is set up, your membership is always current.

If you aren’t ready to become a sustaining member, you can make an annual donation of an amount you can afford. Suggested dues range from $15-$50 per year.

What does it mean to be a member of RAD?

        • You get a RAD t-shirt!
        • Vote in our member-driven candidate endorsement process.
        • Attend our annual Membership Assembly and have a voice in our organizational governance.
        • Through RAD and our national affiliates, receive access to a wealth of training opportunities and educational resources including:
            • How to run for office
            • Events and direct actions
            • Organizing powerful meetings
            • Tools for grassroots organizing
  • Public speaking
  • Collective liberation
  • Writing OpEds & Letters to the Editor
  • Legislative processes 101 and more!
        • In your local chapter nominate yourself or others to join our statewide leadership committees
        • Be the first to find out about regional and national assemblies and direct actions coordinated by our national networks, the Center for Popular Democracy and People’s Action.
        • Help direct the work of the organization from the ground up.

What does RAD offer to regional member-led chapters?

Organizational Support – Staff and organizational resources, including regular access to a staff regional organizer for support with trainings, events, organizing, and logistics.

Strategy – Support in long-term proactive strategizing around issue-based and electoral campaigns in your region.

Building a Bigger We – Connect your local organizing to the national movement. In addition to our regional work, RAD is a member of powerful national progressive networks like People’s Action and Center for Popular Democracy.

Training – RAD and our affiliates provide a multitude of opportunities for statewide, regional and national trainings for emerging leaders, as well as coordinating action trips to DC and key out-of-state targets.

Communications Support – RAD can help to amplify chapter work and local events to our state and regional networks.

Legal Resources – Align your local chapter’s issue and electoral work with RAD’s legal infrastructure and coalitions. We are a 501(c)4 with a sister 501(c)3 organization, Rights & Democracy Institute.