Rise Stronger, formerly Rise When We Fall, emerged after the 2016 elections and has grown to become a citizen watchdog organization of over 30,000 Americans who are ready to ensure elected officials and the government are both responsible and accountable to the people. Founded by former White House officials, Rise Stronger seeks to reinvigorate what it means to be a citizen by connecting a far-reaching grassroots operation with a deep network of policy experts to create a powerful movement in both size and substance.
Rise Stronger provides the infrastructure to help thousands of Americans formed over a dozen policy working groups, uniting the vast experience of former White House and government officials, policy experts, advocates, with the energy and voice of concerned citizens. These groups cover a wide-range of issues including climate change, civil rights, the economy, immigration, health care, and national security. Working directly with our grassroots members, Rise Stronger produces and disseminates political analysis and calls to action to over a hundred different advocacy groups in ways that are accessible, credible, and effective in mobilizing action.
The grassroots operations is the heart of this organization. Rise Stronger has organized thousands of people into local chapters across this country to create the opportunity for real, meaningful dialogue that seeks to use in-person gathering to bridge the divides and differences between diverse communities. The goal is to give citizens a platform where they can engage with their community and feel empowered to take ownership over their democracy.
Rise Stronger is turning a groundswell of energy into concrete action. Over Inauguration weekend in Washington D.C., Rise Stronger organized and co-hosted “Rise Above” (www.riseaboveconference.org), a two-day conference that connected more than 800 participants with over 50 inspiring speakers including U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, Executive VP of Planned Parenthood Dawn Laguens, Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta, and more. The conference built on the energy of the Women’s March by connecting some of the largest advocacy groups in the nation with a new generation of innovative organizations and activists to generate tangible plans on how best to respond to the Trump Administration.
With over 30,000 members working hard across the country, Rise Stronger is eager to join with, and stand alongside, a united front of advocacy groups to create a powerful, sustained, and smart movement. For more information: please visit www.risestronger.org