RISE is a national, student-led nonprofit that helps students register to vote and advocates for free college. RISE originated in California but moved to Michigan in 2019.

Members of RISE want their voices heard and think the best way to bring about change is voting progressives into office. They encourage everyone, even non-progressives, to vote.

“Voting is so important and really vital; a lot more than I think people realize,” RISE member Abbie Slate said. “We really need progressives in office to make the plans that we want and the change that we need to see in the world, because obviously, what is going on now is not okay.”

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