"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories."
– Thomas Jefferson
We agree. And we know you do, too. Because every one of us, regardless of our world view, wants the same thing - to make our society a better place for future generations, and to leave it better than we found it - plain and simple. But as Mr. Jefferson said, that task is best left to the people themselves, A.K.A., us.
Raising Voices. Engage. Educate. Empower.
What We Are
RaisingVoicesUSA is an action-oriented network of community members who share the belief that change happens when all have a stake in the conversation. We share information, mobilize resources, and create a space for informed civic engagement. We engage and empower community members toward positive, informed action that upholds the democratic values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We are an affirmative and unifying force, and we will create a positive example for our youth and the greater community.
Who We Are
RaisingVoicesUSA is a community-led, New York-based organization formed in the days after the November, 2016 presidential election. As we watched friends, neighbors, and family members draw battle lines and never look back, we realized that change was needed. We ALL need to be involved in creating the society we want, but getting and staying engaged seems complicated and confusing when you do it on your own.
So we created RaisingVoicesUSA to be your guide - your coach - in the pursuit of informed civic engagement. Our leadership team includes community organizers, lawyers, journalists, writers, artists, and engineers, as well as marketing, communications, and finance professionals. More importantly, we are friends, parents, grandparents, and young adults. We are pooling our time and expertise in order to lead informed, strategic initiatives that will make a real difference.