Our issues include youth and women empowerment, increased language access, revenue generation and increased resources for our communities especially for culturally competent health care, education, immigrants, and low-wage workers, particularly through this current pandemic.
Our theory of change includes multiple strategies for power, developing leadership and organizing capacity within Asian American communities and targeting Asian American women and young people in particular around relational organizing and political education will move local state and federal progressive policy and help elect progressive candidates to champion those issues. We believe that an election is an opportunity to increase engagement and build organizing relationships with our constituency, and that positive electoral and policy wins are one tool for empowering our communities. Election cycles are opportunities for leadership development and candidate recruitment through the organizing process.
Rising Voices engages the Michigan Asian American community by organizing voters to participate in local, state and federal elections, fostering the development of Asian American candidates, relational organizing, political education and election protection.
Rising Voices works to advocate for community welfare resources as well as provide healing and listening sessions that give Asian American community members the opportunity to dialogue, build community and heal together in a safe and welcoming space.
VOTE FOR OUR FAMILIES
Together, we can create a future where our children feel empowered in the classroom by fighting to increase language access resources and teach Asian American history in schools across Michigan. Our petition advocates for comprehensive language access resources for families and the possibility for kids (K-12th grade) to learn about Asian American history and culture in schools.
2022 MOTOR CITY PRIDE
Rising Voices was honored to work with ACLU to gather signatures for the Reproductive Freedom for All petition to ensure reproductive healthcare and accessibility stays protected in Michigan.
To sign for Reproductive Freedom for All click below:
Rising Voices Amplify uplifts the work of Asian American artists who celebrate our communities and provide crucial representation of the Asian American experience while presenting visionary perspectives of a better world and brighter future we hope to build.
VINCENT CHIN 40th REDEDICATION AND REMEMBRANCE
Rising Voices was a Community Partner of the upcoming Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance and Rededication June 16th to 19th. Forty years after the murder of Vincent Chin and the movement for justice that followed, this four-day commemoration was held in Detroit and virtually.
Rising Voices staff participated in the "Complicating Narratives: Diverse Voices of the American Midwest” 2022 Midwest Asian American Documentary Filmmakers Convening organized by the Center for Asian American Media on June 16th at the International Center in Detroit, in addition to the "Community Dialogues: Remembrance & Rededication" panel on June 19th at the Detroit Film Theatre.
2020 MICHIGAN ASIAN AMERICAN ELECTORAL PSA SERIES
Rising Voices (then known as Michigan Asian American Progressives) and Detroit Action via the Michigan Action superpac commissioned a series of electoral PSAs to urge the Asian American community to vote in the 2020 primary and general elections. The PSAs were offered in a series of languages, including English, Mandarin, Bengali and more.