Mission Statement:

Rise and Resist was formed in response to the 2016 U.S. election. We are a direct action group made up of both new and experienced activists committed to opposing, disrupting, and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality, and our civil liberties. We work collaboratively, creatively, respectfully, and with all the joy we can muster for the health of the people and the planet.

We reject State sanctioned violence, bigotry, and systemic discrimination in all its forms, including those directed at people because of their disability, gender identity/expression, immigration status, race, religion, sex, and sexuality. We condemn all the oppressive policies that define the current government regime.

Description:

Rise and Resist (RAR) began as a small  group of passionate  individuals who were astounded by the results of the 2016  presidential election and searching for ways to effect  positive changes. Since  then the group has  developed into an agile community dedicated to  direct action. We aim to oust  the Trump administration, fight for equality, and  collaborate on a  wide variety of social  justice issues.

Rise  and Resist is comprised of  both seasoned activists and  people who are new to  activism. Everyone's input is important and  valued. You're encouraged to contribute to the  conversation, propose  your own actions, and join one of our Working Groups or Action Groups.  All ideas and  comments from new members are  appreciated and we will  do our best to help ensure your voice is heard.

This Tuesday, we will meet from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm, at The People's Forum, 320 west 37 Street, NYC NY, 10001

Working Groups  support Rise and Resist actions and  take care  of the ongoing needs of the larger  community. lf you're  interested in  joining a  group, please email the  relevant contact. Most Working Groups  meet regularly and  provide updates during the Tuesday Rise and Resist  community meetings.

Action Groups are different from  Working Groups.  Action Groups form as the Rise  and Resist  community  approves and plans new actions such as marches,  protests, rallies, civil disobedience, and street theater. For more information about a particular action, you're encouraged to follow-up with the action planner(s) after the Tuesday

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