The Rising

$2,020 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 24 months
We are raising $2,000 to cover the cost of filing fees for The Rising 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) to fight back during the next four years of the Trump Administration. The State of Maryland's fee for filing each Article of Incorporation is $170, and the IRS Form 1023 filing fee is $850 for each entity. Here is who we are and what we will accomplish together:

About: The Rising was founded in 2016 by a diverse group of aspiring change-makers who believe the fight for social and economic equality requires an informed and engaged electorate who collaboratively work together to reimagine today’s existing political structure and work to rebuild it from the bottom up. 

Mission: In an effort to shape a more inclusive, representative government at all levels, The Rising aims to harness the passion and organization of peaceful civil discourse and disobedience to fuel political victories in local and state government. By having a clearly defined strategy and objectives, and employing coordinated, community-based activism nationwide, we can effectively transform national policy so that it benefits and works for we the people.
Fulfilling Our Mission: To achieve our mission, we will rely on our “3-4-5 Plan.”

The “3”: The 3-Point Foundation for Implementation:

·        To Inspire like-minded individuals to engage in local politics and run for and/or support candidates for local office.

·        To Educate members of target areas about the duties and responsibilities of each local elected official and how their office directly impacts members of a community.

·        To Mobilize our movement to consistently win local elections in target areas.


The “4”: The 4 Ds Plan of Action to Educate:

·        Discover positions in local government at each election cycle.

·        Develop concise content that will educate constituencies about the duties and responsibilities of local and state offices.

·        Digest content and information through social media, traditional media, door-to-door canvassing, and community events.

·        Disseminate highly-visible and relevant content through social media, community events, and other viable media channels.

The “5”: Our 5-Point Plan for Success:

1·        To identify, fully-vet, and secure potential candidates interested in local and/or state government positions, e.g., state attorney, county council, city council, judge, sheriff, property appraiser, mayor, state legislator, school board, etc.

2·        To educate potential candidates on the following:

(a) The duties and responsibilities of sought out local and/or state offices; and

(b) How to leverage the power of such offices to advance social and economic equality.

3·        To identify donors and volunteers to fuel The Rising’s mission and the campaigns of selected candidates.

4·        To partner with in-kind donors that will provide printing services, venues, graphic design or any other in-kind donations of goods and/or services to The Rising.

5·        To remain persistent and vigilant in the foundation of this success plan for the duration of each election cycle at all levels.

Where We Will Operate: The Rising will initially launch efforts in California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with plans of expanding to other localities throughout the country as membership increases.
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$2,020 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 24 months
Created December 20, 2016
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Edward Grandi
22 months ago

Persistence is the key.

Suri Bozorgmehri
22 months ago

Good Luck

Alicia McNeal
22 months ago

Please let me know how I can help.

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