Open Democracy Action's Regional Democracy Teams (RDTs) are a collaborative of Granite Staters taking weekly steps to make the promise of democracy real for all. Since inception in 2019, the RDTs have collectively taken thousands of actions to protect the freedom to vote, limit the influence of wealthy special interest groups, and ensure everyone has an equal say in government.
"Democracy isn't something we HAVE, it's something we DO." - Doris "Granny D" Haddock
The RDTs are open to all, whether or not you have experience "doing" democracy or are joining the cause for the first time. In the spirit of our founder Doris "Granny D" Haddock, who at 89 years old walked across the United States for campaign finance reform, the RDTs are a testament to the power of everyday people to make change.
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Calls/letters to local and state elected officials
Testifying at public hearings on legislation
Letters to the editor
Holding signs locally and at the State House for bills or causes
Educating the public, through movies, plays, tabling at events, monthly book club, etc
Social media campaigns
Birddogging elected officials
Performances by the "Corruption Chorus"
Street theater performances
Building relationships with pro-democracy organizations
No matter your skill-set, there is a way you can get involved!