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Rise Presidential Challenge + Student Voting Initiative

Spotlight the College Affordability Crisis via the 2020 Presidential Race & Mobilize Students to Vote

Posted August 5, 2019

Rise is seeking counsel for two initiatives: The first initiative involves the 2020 presidential candidates, and an effort to spotlight the consequences of the college affordability crisis. This project requires support to navigate campaign finance law, 501(c)3 and c(4) restrictions, and relationships with colleges and universities. This initiative will encourage lawmakers to develop to college student hunger, homelessness, and student loan debt. The second initiative is a micro-grant program we are launching with a national major media outlet. These grants will be awarded to college students to pilot innovative get out the vote strategies on their campuses during the 2020 primary elections. We will need counsel to design and execute the legal components of the grant program.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: Lawyers will receive training and onboarding support from Rise's CEO.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Additional Location Details: No more than 4 hours per month through December of 2019 with potential for ongoing suppor thereafter.
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: August 30, 2019
  • Deliverables Due: December 31, 2019
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Rise

Rise is a student-led nonprofit organization advocating for free public higher education. Rise has won one year of free community college in California, stopped public university tuition hikes, and won hundreds of millions of dollars in additional state funding for students. Through legislative and electoral campaigns, Rise is building a world where all students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and college and beyond without being held back by the cost of tuition and overwhelming student loan debt.

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