The RISE Indivisible Mission at NYU Law
In the spirit of the Indivisible Guide, our goal is to organize students around progressive political and community activism. RISE Indivisible seeks to push elected officials to pursue progressive policy goals and focuses on activism skill-building across a wide-array of political causes. Our broad mission is twofold: 1) electing the right people and 2) holding elected officials accountable.
Electing the Right People
Elections matter. When the wrong people are in office, there reaches a point where the only thing left to do is to vote them out. That's why, when elections roll around, we focus on registering voters, canvassing, phonebanking, textbanking, postcard-writing, and anything else we can do to get out the vote for progressive candidates.
Most of the time, it's clear who the progressive candidate is (e.g. the Democratic nominee), but in cases where it's not, such as a primary, we encourage our membership to have a healthy debate around it, and may have people working for multiple candidates.
Holding Elected Officials Accountable
Voting is where democracy starts, not where it ends. Once we get people into office, we have to hold their feet to the fire so that they do the work we elected them to do. We coordinate with other student groups on campus to do a Weekly Progressive Action Hour toward this goal, and some of our activities include:
- Coordinated Calls of our representatives
- District Office Visits
- Town Halls, such as those posted at Town Hall Project
- Protests and Marches
Some of the issues we've coordinated around include:
- Criminal Law Reform (Bail Reform, Speedy Trial, Fair Discovery)
- Voting Rights Expansion
- Climate Change
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Co-Chairs (2020-2021):
Alison Ge, Lilly Hecht, Rhys Johnson, Suzie Kaufman, Youlia Racheva, Katie Smith, Andrew Soboeiro, Heather Szilagyi