Rights & Democracy Institute

Working for healthy and just communities for all.


Founded in 2016, the Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI) works to advance human rights and a healthy, just, and equitable future for our communities.

Through grassroots organizing, transformative policy work, and supporting the development of a new generation of leaders from communities across Vermont and New Hampshire, particularly those that have been most impacted by systems of oppression, RDI is building power for a strong and inclusive multiracial democracy where everyone can thrive.

The Rights & Democracy (RAD) Movement is our sibling 501(c)(4) organization.


When we all come together, we can win the change our communities need. Support Rights & Democracy Institute and join us!