Rights & Democracy (RAD), an organization dedicated toward doing the work to create healthy and just communities for all, endorsed Jo on June 30. Rights & Democracy focuses on creating change through people power, understanding that the people hold the power to create positive change in our communities through movement building. RAD members throughout Vermont voted on the applicants vying for RAD’s endorsements and voted to endorse many candidates throughout Vermont, including Jo Sabel Courtney, who is running to represent Stowe, VT in the Vermont State House. These endorsements are a part of the Renew New England campaign, a platform put forth by a coalition of racial justice groups, labor unions, and other grassroots organizations, including RAD, to fight for racial equity, a just recovery, and green economy by building new and bold political leadership.
Jo and Rights & Democracy are natural partners, working together to create change as both prioritize environmental stewardship, access to affordable medical care, and equitable and sustainable local economies. While we face challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic among many others, we do not and cannot do so alone. In collaboration with other local communities and with the support of people-powered organizations like RAD, we can make change happen. Thank you Rights & Democracy, we look forward to working with you!