News And Events

Family Policing and Trans Youth in Texas

Texas Governor Abbott has called on professionals and members of the public to report parents whose children receive gender-affirming care to “child protective” services. This transphobic and homophobic policing is using mandated reporting and the family policing system to enact violence on children and families. Rise supports trans youth, their parents/caregivers and medical providers of essential gender-affirming care. Parents should be supported in—not punished for—caring for their trans children! Rise calls for an end to mandated reporting, policing and punishment.

Halimah Washington Speaks at AQE Press Conference Demanding $5B for Universal Child Care

Rise joined Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), parents and child care providers at a press conference in the Bronx on February 24th to demand NY State invest $5 billion in universal child care.

Rise Community Coordinator Halimah Washington spoke about the need for universal child care and the link between the lack of accessible child care and family policing.

Rise Introduces Policy Priorities to New York City Council Members

 Rise meeting with Council Member Althea Stevens.

Rise began meeting with New York City Council Members to introduce our policy priorities. The Rise organizing team and parent constituents met with Council Members Althea Stevens, Chair of the Committee on Youth Services and Amanda Farías, Chair of Committee on Economic Development. We engaged in in-depth conversations about what it means to improve child care in NYC and parents shared their stories on the harms of mandated … Read More