Fear Not. Organize. Resist.
Promoting and Defending Progressive Values
1- We are devoted to nonviolent action,
2- We condemn all hate crimes and hate speech,
3- We believe in this nation’s founding principle of religious freedom, which includes a freedom from religion, and the rights of all people to practice their faith without discrimination,
4- We support Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) rights and are in fierce opposition to conversion therapy or withdrawal of rights of any kind,
5- We TRUST Women and we will never back down on women’s rights, whether in healthcare, the workplace, or any other area where women’s rights are violated or threatened,
6- Black Lives Matter to us,
7- No Muslim Registry- ever,
8- We stand for the rights and agency of children and minors,
9- We support the human rights of immigrants, refugees, and their families,
10- We support equal rights and equal opportunities for seniors and for people with differing abilities,
11- We stand strong in support of the rights of all Indigenous People,
12- We believe in the First Amendment which includes Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press as integral facets of our society,
13- We believe that climate change is real, that environmental justice IS social justice, and we will fight for the health of our planet,
14- Our group does not follow party lines, but we always support and defend our Core Values, regardless of political affiliation.
“Together We Rise CT” is a new group of like-minded individuals from the Lower Connecticut River Valley and surrounding areas who believe that “no one is free while others are oppressed.” We aim to exemplify solidarity and to work as peaceful advocates for justice. Using tools of open-communication, art, personal testimony, community building, political advocacy, and education we work to address issues of social, economic and environmental justice at the local, state and national levels. Our ultimate goal is to build and strengthen an engaged and egalitarian community, with respect towards all humanity. We work in collaboration and conjunction with The Valley Stands Up
Solidarity: the affirmation of the bonds we share as humans, based in the belief that what affects one affects all of us and therefore that it is our collective responsibility to take action, with and for each other
Advocate: a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of): ex. an advocate of racial justice.
Egalitarian: 1: a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs 2: a social philosophy advocating the removal of inequalities among people