Since the 2016 election, Rising Organizers has trained over 1500 people, run three fellowship classes, and held dozens of public trainings. We believe in investing in the progressive movement over the long term and building the kind of infrastructure that can sustain a better future.

We're bringing people together to raise $5,000 the week of Giving Tuesday because we have seen our work change people and their ability to act. Here are some stories:
  • Hannah, one of our fellowship alums, joined the fellowship only wanting to do behind-the-scenes organizing in her work for free insulin. She later wrote, "I did the [RO] fellowship last fall. It was an amazing experience and only strengthened my work on #Insulin4All. Leading a rally for insulin prices? Recording at NPR studios in DC for a podcast? Delivering a speech for Nancy Pelosi in front of the entire country? None of this would have gone well without some serious imposter syndrome busting and tools from Rising Organizers."
  • CJ, another one of our alums and a fall 2018 fellowship co-lead, came into the fellowship wanting to find a way to fight police brutality. He emerged from the fellowship with the tools he credits with leading him to be a professional organizer with Vote16 DC, which just helped usher a bill lowering the voting age out of committee. He brings his organizing skills to other organizations around the city, such as DC Stop Police Terror Project, and Campaign for Youth Justice.
  • One training attendee, Parsa, attended a public training right after the announcement of the Muslim ban. He is Iranian, and his parents are now unable to visit him or meet his wife. He said that after just three hours, he felt more empowered to take action and that there was something he could do to fight back. He even told me he'd tell his children about our training!
Here's some of it will cost us to do our work in 2019, and what your donation can help support:
  • Supplies for one public training: $50
  • Public Training Stipends (pay your organizers!): $200
  • Supplies for one fellowship program: $500
  • Fellowship Leader Stipends (pay your organizers!): $2000
  • Team Director Stipends (pay your organizers!): $5000
And more!

$1,661 RAISED

$2,000 GOAL

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