VT Organizer

Katy believes in reclaiming our connection to the earth and sacred ancestry, harnessing this energy to inform our political movements, social systems, and interpersonal connections. She’s a student and practitioner of healing arts, including herbal medicine and massage therapy. During the 2020 Election, Katy came to RAD and discovered Deep Canvassing alongside inspiring and radical coworkers. Since then, she’s remained inspired by this strategy’s capacity to shift the political paradigm towards one that acknowledges our interconnection, outsmarting the polarization that prevents us from collectively thriving as a society. In college, Katy began organizing with the Slow Food movement at UNH, and is proud to have contributed to other organizations including Magpie Community Foundation and The Waysmeet Center. She can be reached at


NH Political Director

Sebastián was born and raised in Lima, Peru and came to the U.S. in 2001, right after 9/11. He arrived in New Hampshire as an exchange student, and decided to call the North Country his home. Although he couldn’t vote, he began quietly getting involved in politics and supporting local candidates committed to passing legislation to protect vulnerable communities, including the Latino one. After many years, he became a U.S. citizen on July 4th, 2016 and promised his family he would give back to NH more than was given to him. He began organizing rallies and community groups, including the first March for our Lives North Country, the largest protest ever held in that region. Sebastián collaborated with the Coos County Democrats for years, and later the Plymouth Area Democrats, where he learned about grassroots organizing and the value of one-to-one conversations. He also organized for Bernie Sanders, became the first Latino NH State Democratic delegate from the North Country, co-founded the NH Progressive Coalition, and served as Vice Chair of the NH Democratic Latino Caucus.

Rights & Democracy knocked on his door in 2018. He decided to join as a member leader and later served on the Board, before becoming NH Movement Politics Director. Recently he was awarded the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for his activism to advance a more humane immigration system and his solidarity with the plight of the Palestinian people. He is also a 3rd year student at Harvard University Ext. School, working toward an International Relations degree. Above all, Sebastián enjoys being a father. He is happily married to Tabitha, another RAD member, and they have 5 children. He enjoys Harley bikes, Star Wars, learning new languages, and listening to people tell their stories. You can reach him at


Deputy Director

Dögg was born in Iceland and moved to the U.S. in 2014. She is a classically trained pianist with a BA in Philosophy and a post-graduate degree in International Development Studies. Dögg started working with Iceland’s Left Green Movement in the early 2000’s, where she saw how a dramatic narrative shift can have a huge impact on a whole country. She joined RAD’s deep canvassing team in 2020 because she believes that by having deep conversations with people we can shift their views and create a more progressive and wholesome future, where everyone has a seat at the table. You can reach her at


NH Housing Justice Organizer

Brandon Lemay was born and raised on the West Side of Manchester. As the descendant of three generations of union laborers, his social and political views have been deeply influenced by the labor movement. While studying Political Science and French at Plymouth State University, Lemay was introduced to organizing by working on the 2014 Coordinated campaign. Since that time, he’s worked for NextGen, League of Conservation Voters, American Bridge, Joyce Craig for Mayor, and Andrew Yang for NH. He is excited to be organizing in his hometown and is glad that Rights & Democracy is making a long term commitment to community organizing in the Manchester and Nashua Greater Areas. You can reach him at


Executive Director

Alison joins the Rights & Democracy staff after 5 years as a member leader, board member, and member of the Vermont Leadership Committee. She spent the last 9 years working for the University of Vermont, most recently as Strategic Implementation Specialist for UVM Extension. She has worked on state legislative electoral campaigns and while at UVM was a leader in the staff union, UVM Staff United. She holds an M.S. in natural resources from the University of Vermont. You can reach her at


VT Housing Justice Organizer

Hailing from the damp shores of Manchester, England, Tom has lived in the Green Mountains for 5 years and been involved in local politics since the start. Cutting his teeth during the Bernie 2016 campaign, he’s organized for single-issue campaigns, canvassed for mayoral campaigns and most recently, was the Campaign Manager for the Zoraya Ward 1 Burlington City Council race. You may recognize him from hosting RAD-TV, live on Burlington’s Channel 17, or you may recognize him from standing on your doorstep extolling the virtues of progressive policy. You can reach him at


NH Healthcare Justice Organizer

Heather has been a resident of New Hampshire for almost 50 years. She attended college in Boston and New York, only to return to New Hampshire after her studies. She currently lives in her hometown where she started her own family in the house she grew up in. She is one of the founding members of the Monadnock Progressive Alliance, a local chapter of Rights & Democracy NH. She aspires to apply what she’s learned over the last two years by using these experiences across the Granite State. You can reach Heather at


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