In order to leverage our collective power as the Rising Majority, we are committed to cohering movements and engaging organizations and individuals in strategies that are crucial to deepening solidarity and building power.
Cohering our movements
Given the current political climate and the unrelenting attacks on our communities, movements and sectors often have to respond quickly and reactively to each crisis that arises. This can lead to scattered and siloed struggles. We in The Rising Majority believe that our historical mandate and our responsibility in this moment is to depart from the pattern of scattered and siloed struggles as much as possible.
Here’s how we do it:
- Throwing down around shared targets in our campaigns and organizing, knowing that the actions of an elite few affect a wide range of movements and communities;
- Developing and promoting ideas, narratives, and cultural interventions that influence popular consciousness to uproot the fundamental ideas of systems like racialized capitalism and patriarchy; and
- Coordinating and sharing leadership within our communities, among our bases, and from our organizations to practice the anti-racist, radical democracy we are fighting for.
Fighting for Our Ideas
We are fighting not only for the concrete wins that enable our communities to survive and thrive, we are fighting for the fundamental ideas on which our society should be constructed. The Rising Majority is working to build cohesion, solidarity, and understanding across sectors and movements. Through convening spaces, such as think tanks, teach-ins and conferences, that allow for collective thinking, theorizing and information sharing, we bring together a wide range of participants from various movements and communities to better assess our view of the world. Through this work we become more equipped to explore and act on viable strategies for change, taking lessons from history and applying a transnational, anti-racist and anti-imperialist perspective.
Organizing for Power, from the bottom up
While The Rising Majority is a national formation, we believe that the strength of our movements lie in organizing for power, from the bottom up.
We especially believe it’s important to fortify the leadership and organizing of Black people and people of color, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, youth and students, and all frontlines communities fighting for life and dignity.
We hope that creating tools, resources and ways for people to connect and discuss important issues together, will help us build our collective power across the country toward an anti-racist left for radical democracy. On every level, our communities must come together to struggle, learn, and understand what is possible for us to do together, that would otherwise be impossible to achieve on our own.