March 26, 2019
December 6, 2016

Rise Spotlight:

We Made A Difference For 25 Million Survivors Of Sexual Assault — Here's How You Can, Too

Amanda Nguyen

The following blog was originally posted by Refinery29.

There can be days when you find yourself completely bewildered or disoriented by our political reality. How does real change happen in a country caught up in the latest scandal? How can our democracy work if elected officials don’t work together?

But a group of determined individuals did make the impossible happen — we got Congress...

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March 26, 2019
December 6, 2016

Rise Spotlight:

We Made A Difference For 25 Million Survivors Of Sexual Assault — Here's How You Can, Too

The following blog was originally posted by Refinery29.

There can be days when you find yourself completely bewildered or disoriented by our political reality. How does real change happen in a country caught up in the latest scandal? How can our democracy work if elected officials don’t work together?

But a group of determined individuals did make the impossible happen — we got Congress...

Amanda Nguyen
Read More
March 26, 2019
July 29, 2018

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Abby

Why do you Rise?
I Rise for the survivors who can't. All humans deserve justice, and sexual assault survivors are no exception.

What has been your experience with Rise so far?
I stumbled onto Rise by accident during a fundraising happy hour. I can say without question that it's changed my life. Standing up for the rights of survivors has helped me heal what, until then, remained an open wound.

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March 26, 2019
July 29, 2018

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Abby

Why do you Rise?
I Rise for the survivors who can't. All humans deserve justice, and sexual assault survivors are no exception.

What has been your experience with Rise so far?
I stumbled onto Rise by accident during a fundraising happy hour. I can say without question that it's changed my life. Standing up for the rights of survivors has helped me heal what, until then, remained an open wound.

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March 26, 2019

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Jennifer

Why do you Rise?
I rise because changing legislation is the only form of justice I will ever see from our system. For some survivors, the most painful part of the experience isn’t the just rape itself, but that our criminal justice system continually and infuriatingly fails and retraumatizes us.

The laws I help pass will never apply to me, since they are not retroactive. But knowing that I’m helping other survivors in a concrete way helps me feel like I’m finally able to have some control over...

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March 26, 2019

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Jennifer

Why do you Rise?
I rise because changing legislation is the only form of justice I will ever see from our system. For some survivors, the most painful part of the experience isn’t the just rape itself, but that our criminal justice system continually and infuriatingly fails and retraumatizes us.

The laws I help pass will never apply to me, since they are not retroactive. But knowing that I’m helping other survivors in a concrete way helps me feel like I’m finally able to have some control over...

Read More
March 26, 2019

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Flannery

Why do I Rise?

I Rise because fighting for the civil rights of all humans the world over makes me feel whole. I Rise because the knowledge that my civil rights are protected makes me sleep a little better each night. I Rise because there’s too much to be done to sit and be idle.

What has been my proudest moment?

Rise moves at the speed of light. We have accomplished so many important things in such a short amount of time it’s hard to chose one moment to be the most proud of.

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March 26, 2019

Rise Spotlight:

Meet Flannery

Why do I Rise?

I Rise because fighting for the civil rights of all humans the world over makes me feel whole. I Rise because the knowledge that my civil rights are protected makes me sleep a little better each night. I Rise because there’s too much to be done to sit and be idle.

What has been my proudest moment?

Rise moves at the speed of light. We have accomplished so many important things in such a short amount of time it’s hard to chose one moment to be the most proud of.

Read More

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