There is a way forward, a way to fix our broken political process. It is campaign reform: putting local people back in charge of the political campaign process. We must take back our political process from the “campaign industrial complex”. These people have squandered our most critical resources: the skills, local knowledge and relationships of political volunteers, people just like you.
UpRise Campaigns heads to Idaho to work with the Jerry Sturgill for Senate campaign and the Idaho Democratic Party.
Zephyr Teachout for Congress, New York 19th District By Antonia After working in New Jersey, we made a swing through the Hudson Valley in New York to drop in on the campaign of Zephyr Teachout. This is a top-tier, mega- targeted race in a new and very swing District. Bill Moyers once referred to Zephyr … Continue reading Meet the Campaigns: Zephyr Teachout
UpRise in Somerville, NJ, working with Peter Jacob for Congress (7th CD). Peter is an Indian-American social worker and first time candidate, inspired to run by Bernie Sanders.
UpRise in Oakland CA, helping Matt Hummel launch his campaign for the At-Large seat of the Oakland City Council. Read about Matt's awesome people-powered campaign!
We Can Fix It! by UpRise co-founder, Nelson Morgan "It is time to look closely at [campaign] strategies and question them. This booklet is about a piece of this new outlook, the part that is a way out of the dominance of the effect of large campaign contributions." -- From the Foreword by George Lakoff … Continue reading Our New Book!
Antonia Scatton reaches our nation's capital, where she continues to meet with state and local candidates getting ready for the upcoming election in November 2016. They need to know there is an alternative to dependence on big money, to constant fundraising. This year's candidates need to know now that positive messaging, word-of-mouth marketing in campaigns, … Continue reading UpRise Coast To Coast!
At the HQ in St. Paul Minnesota with three of the DFL's most hard working and forward thinking party activists, after my presentation last Thursday night (May 26th). The DFL has such a great tradition of grassroots activism and progressive populism. Paul Wellstone would be proud! From Left: Avi Meshar, long time Democratic activist, State Central Committee … Continue reading At the MN Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Antonia Scatton kicks off a speaking tour for party officials and candidates running for state-level senate and house races all over the country.