Many of us joined activist sites after the election, seeking solidarity but also some sense of it all, some meaning. We were looking for solace, but also a place to vent our outrage, and to begin an effort to reclaim the country we thought we knew.
When I started RISENCSBO a few months ago, I did it with a sense of exasperation. We are sent lists of companies at the national level to boycott or support because of the candidates those companies support with their money. Driving around Wake county, I see bumper stickers on family-owned company work trucks ranging from [...]
Rise Together NC held rallies in Charlotte, the Piedmont area and the Triangle Sunday, to show support for democracy, and caution against the current administration's work to erode it.
Well, they did it. They sucked the air out of the room. They clipped the wings of the resistance. A few short weeks after our jubilance over the defeat of the ill-conceived TrumpRyan “care” AHCA, they came back and passed it. They sure showed us. Wrong! This health bill is a complete joke. It has [...]
Olive Wilbur is passionate about history, politics, and social justice. A recent graduate of UNC Asheville, she is a full-time nanny, museum docent, and avid public radio listener. 2016 taught us that an outraged public is an engaged public. As a young progressive who opted for Hillary in the primaries, all of my [...]
I marched because the election catapulted me out of a sleep I've been in for 25 years, ever since I got out of college, got a job, and set about living my life. I was marginally aware that the Democrats were running flawed candidates until Bill Clinton came along, but I always thought that the most [...]
Ask any runner training for a major event what their daily schedule looks like and you will see it quite busy with exercise. There are specific days for running certain distances. There are cross-training days where they may swim, do yoga, bike, etc. But one day you may overlook is their rest day. Every runner [...]
Dear CEO's, I think you owe me some money. I know that you feel all proud of the fact that you do your work for free, taking no salary at all, but let's stop pretending okay? You are the wealthiest people on the planet, and while I do appreciate the occasional civic center, and ball [...]
Some time early Wednesday evening, the news hit: on the eve of the deadline for North Carolina to have any chance of winning basketball tournaments from the NCAA, a proposal to repeal HB2 was in the works. However, we activists smelled a rat. NC House leader Phil Berger was calling the shots, everything was done [...]
Tina Ericson - RISE Together NC Member and contributor Dear Congressman Rouzer, I know you have a very busy schedule these days with travel to the Mexican border and hearing from your other family in West Virginia, but I thought you might be interested in a kid from North Carolina and his family. [...]