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Content for Change (formerly Citizens Rise!) bridges communities across the United States through virtual town halls and is dedicated to targeted communications and messaging focused on progressive issues.

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Do you and your community want accurate information? Engagement? Empowerment? Learn which issues other communities are facing similar to yours? Learn how other communities are approaching challenges?

You tell us your issues. We provide the tech, training and equipment, the experts and the fellow community leaders and residents.

Our Focus:

Content for Change began as Citizens, Rise in 2016 in response to the tragically low voter turnout and civic participation in that election year. We produced educational content and organized dozens of town halls, workshops, and events for over two years partnering with national and local representatives and organizations such as ACLU, SIREN, Climate Reality Project, and PPMM to moderate discussions and inspire action on a range of issues from the climate to gun control to immigration and voter suppression.

We were in the midst of transforming this onto a national scale with virtual town halls” when COVID-19 hit.

Now more than ever, when virtual connections are all we have, the need for a country to unite and discuss issues impacting their community is greater than ever. People are seeking answers and surety and need to feel empowered through whatever action they are able to take based on information from experts and those on the front lines of hot topics, and not just potentially fake news.

IF YOU ARE A COMMUNITY WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, PLEASE CONTACT US AT CITIZENSRISE2017@GMAIL.COM.

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Our Approach:

  1. Produce content that takes deeper dives into issues.
  2. Local civic activation and engagement through:

Actions

Roundup of today’s activism

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Community

 

 Knowledge

UPCOMING EVENTS

Stay Tuned! Follow us on Twitter til then @Citizens_Rise

See Calendar for full list of past events.

The president used tear gas for a photo opp.
Any more questions as to whether he’s a sociopath? Any more questions as to how complicit the enabling, silent Republicans are? Any more doubt that Trump is a threat to democracy? Any more hesitation in voting him out?

The New York Times@nytimes

President Trump prompted outrage after peaceful protesters outside the White House were dispersed with tear gas so that he could pose for photos at a church while holding a Bible https://nyti.ms/3dpGBmt

Companies like @lyft doing an exceptional job (read their note) and acting on allyship:

...through LyftUp, we're providing $500,000 in ride credit to national civil rights organizations. In Minneapolis specifically, we will be donating LyftUp ride credit to Lake Street Council.

Lyft@lyft

A note from our co-founders: a call to action for each of us. http://lft.to/action https://twitter.com/logangreen/status/1267317448497172490

Can we have nonviolent protests? Yes. They have been. Violence has been afterwards and dubious as to who is involved and why. It’s nonviolent when the police don’t ram their cans into crowds, hit with batons, throw bicycles at them, and tear gas and riot gear deemed unnecessary.

As always, everything can be true. The violence can be the result of black residents, and also white anarchists and anti fascists, and also white supremacists and other subversive agents and also...
We often foolishly craft simple narratives to explain complicated realities.

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