ACTIONS GROUPS Overview
Below is a list of different sub-groups that work within RISE AND RESIST. An action group is a smaller group within RISE AND RESIST that focuses on a particular issue and plans actions around that mission.
Rise and Resist believes Donald John Trump has committed malfeasances that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, warrant that he be impeached by the United States Congress. This action group holds a weekly protest at various location around NYC and each week we cover a different rationale for impeachment. Click Learn more to find out how to join!
We are a coalition of concerned New Yorkers and activists moving to push wheelchair accessibility in the subways to the top of the MTA agenda. Accessibility is not a dismissible issue. It Is not a luxury or convenience. It is a necessity and a civil right.
We work in solidarity with the former Tom Cat workers leading this campaign. We stage actions that educate the public and pressure Tom Cat, and the restaurants and stores that serve its products, to publicly defend immigrant rights.
RAR Elections is a group working to turn the NY State Senate blue, so that progressive legislation can be passed. We are currently focused on dismantling the IDC (Independent Democratic Conference) who are a group of 8 Senators elected as Democrats, but empower the Republicans, thereby standing in the way of progressive legislation. We have staged protests at IDC Senators offices, have ongoing anti-IDC education programs (phone banking, flyer-ing), have an ongoing anti-iDC postcard campaign, have an ongoing campaign to pressure Cuomo to call for special elections for the 2 currently vacant State Senate seats.
The Rise and Resist Immigration Group believes that no human being is illegal.We are dedicated to taking direct action on current U.S. immigration policies and issues, including (but not limited to!) the suspension of DACA, ongoing and increased ICE raids, arrests and detentions, the various attempts at barring Muslims and people from specific countries from entering this country, the expiration of TPS for individual countries, and building a barrier wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. We educate ourselves about, and keep abreast of the ever-changing laws, policies and problems surrounding these issues. We connect Rise and Resist members to the work of other non-profit and activist groups operating in these areas. We demonstrate or join actions in coalition with other groups either individually or as part of a Rise and Resist contingent.