Thank you for your past support — it is because of you that we were able to accomplish so much last year.
And it is because of you that we have been able to unite folks during the legislative session around issues that improve the lives of our neighbors and our communities.
These wins are important because, if the past sixteen months have taught us anything, it’s that Democracy is fragile, and Rights can’t be taken for granted.
The priorities of far too many elected officials – and the policies they attempt to enact – favor the wealthy few over the benefit of communities they have been entrusted to serve.
We need your voice to let our elected officials know we expect them to deliver on behalf of the people of New Hampshire.
Building on the success of the past two years, Rights & Democracy has fortified its coalitions to defend health care and education, and fight for economic and civil justice in the New Hampshire Legislature.
- We have mobilized with partners to fight a school voucher bill that would rob Granite State public schools of millions of dollars and give them to private and religious schools with no oversight.
- We have played a key role in the struggle for Medicaid expansion, challenging the onerous work requirements proposed.
- We are leading the fight for livable wages, affordable housing, and policies to address the opioid crisis.
- We are fighting to ensure non-discrimination protections are provided to our transgender community in New Hampshire.
- And we are fostering the next generation of community and elected leaders through recruitment, education, and electoral support by canvassing in heavily contested special elections in which our backed candidates flipped 9 of 11 seats – including in districts heavily won by President Trump in 2016!
Throughout rural and urban communities in our state, we see working and middle class neighbors fighting to survive in today’s economy. That’s why this spring we are launching a series of community forums, going into our rural communities, meeting people with diverse backgrounds and political viewpoints in order to better understand their priorities for the future, and develop a platform we can use to hold elected officials accountable to our community’s true needs.
You can help with a one-time, annual donation of $25, $50. $100, or more.
Or, join our growing list of monthly, sustaining donors who give $5, $10, $20 (and more) each month to help make our shared work possible.
We need your help in so many other ways, too. Get involved – forward our emails and Facebook pages to your friends, attend a meeting or a rally, join a working group, attend a legislative committee hearing or testify. We want our elected officials to hear your concerns.
One way to get involved is the upcoming Medicaid Expansion Rally on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00 am on the State House Lawn in Concord. We’d love for you to join us!
Without the support of our members, our shared goals will be difficult to realize. So, it’s imperative that you unite to promote grassroots progressive policies our country so desperately needs.
By becoming a sustaining member of Rights & Democracy you are helping to build that movement — online, in local communities in New Hampshire and Vermont, and beyond. We need your help now to make it a reality.
Thank you for your contribution and continued support,
Jaime Contois, Director of Strategic Development
Rights & Democracy