We are leaders from the largest grassroots organizing moments in recent US history, and have gathered our experience to teach you how to pass your own law. Here is what you get for being a part of the accelerator:
Win Seed Funding
Receive $5,000 in seed funding to support your advocacy work, with the opportunity to win up to $20,000 in additional funding.
Learn How to Pass a Law
Join a 12-week online training program following the Hopeanomics curriculum made up of weekly guest lectures from practitioners at the top of their game in politics, storytelling, and the arts.
Draft Your Bill
Research and write your own bill with technical support from experienced staff members and Risers who have successfully passed their own laws.
Gain access to Rise’s network of professional lobbyists, attorneys, lawmakers, funders, celebrity supporters, and media contacts.
Launch a Campaign
Get hands-on coaching from our team of leaders from the Women's March, March for Our Lives, and the #MeToo Movement.
Practice telling your story to press and get opportunities to grow your supporters through earned media and cross-promotion on Rise’s social media channels.
Help shape a unique cohort experience alongside a community of like-minded changemakers who will become your peer mentors.
Candidates who advance will be interviewed by the Rise team and board.
Those selected will join our program to pass their first law. Everyone else will be invited to apply for our next cohort or join our organizing lectures.
Week 1 - Orientation and Leadership Week 2 - Hopeanomics 101 (How to Pass a Law) Weeks 3 and 4 - Research Your Issue Weeks 5 and 6 - Write Your Bill Weeks 7 and 8 - Tell Your Story Week 9 - Build Your Coalition Week 10 - Launch Your Campaign Week 11 - Funding Your Campaign Week 12 - Demo(cracy) Day!
August - October
Like Demo Day at tech accelerators, our Demo(cracy) Day gives participants an opportunity to pitch your legislative idea to potential supporters--including legislators who may become bill sponsors, donors, press, and volunteers.