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We the people have become divided. Splintered.

Started in a living room the day after the election, RISE is a collaboration committed to bringing about unity through active listening, respectful conversation and crowd sourcing policy directly from the people. We are a movement that aims to put the power of politics back in the hands of ever voter.

This past election, 47% of eligible voters didn’t even vote. Those that did vote, in most cases, voted with reluctance not totally aligning with any candidate or either party. Political discourse has turned into a screaming match of extremes trying to prove each other wrong. It is time to rise. To rise above partisan politics. To rise above what divides us. To revive the spirit of liberty and justice for all. To see empathy where we see enemies. To move beyond winning an argument to working together to make the best America possible.