THE RESILIENCE makes activism accessible by building local co-working spaces for "Resistance" efforts to collaborate under one roof. When we band together, we win. So let's unite new passion with time-proven tactics, let's share resources and coordinate locally to shake up national politics. These are WeWork-type warehouses and storefronts built beyond one campaign and primed for action, your headquarters in this movement for years and campaigns to come.

Why this? Why NOW?

If we do nothing, we fail. If do not come together, we will die as individuals. No one is focused on the physical space and community culture necessary to channel new activism into sustained habits and victories. This is the place where we get shit done. Let's lift up new heroes, build our bench – here is where we align for maximum impact.

It's proven when we get people working under one roof, and provide a positive experience, people work better. This needs to happen in political field offices –now more than ever– and be available to help emerging orgs like Swing Left/Flippable/Run For Something/Sister District/etc. thrive.

Your pledge funds the downpayment necessary to break ground for our first office, and provide immediate value to all these Resistance orgs. Help us deliver a home base, a network of online resources, events, trainings, campaign consultation, great storytelling and content. When we reach our goal, we can open our doors and get the Resistance movement and the local community collaborating and sharing resources.

How does this work?

We keep things fun and productive, a coworking space and training ground where:

  • Young and new community members meet and engage at the local level
  • Supporters of one issue learn about/access/support other organized efforts.
  • Campaign veterans provide presidential-level strategy and tactics to local elections.
  • Volunteers attend organizing/digital/data trainings and bolster new engagement with time-proven tactics.

When we start speaking a common language, when we start sharing resources and finding common threads among groups, we shape the narrative of this movement and become stronger and more effective. Directly invest in local community to impact national issues. We will take this simple concept across the country and mitigate the seismic political climate change we face.

And let’s be radically inclusive. You are welcome here whether you feel the Bern at a nice fireplace warmth or have been “With Her” for decades. Single-issue voters may also have single-issues that would bring them to the middle. We need to nurture literal common ground to meet them.

Where do we start?

Our best chance to prove our effectiveness as a collective is the major elections in VIRGINIA THIS NOVEMBER. Virginia is one of the only states holding elections in 2017, and for decades has been a classic test of political realignment after presidential elections.

We will open our doors this Summer in Richmond and expand operations across the country in time for the 2018 midterms.

Where are the funds going?

Plain and simple, the largest base cost is RENT & UTILITIES. We can’t provide a Headquarters for all these Resistance efforts if we can’t keep the lights on. We will employ one full-time host-in-residence and an office manager to reach out to neighboring business and orgs and keep a full slate of events/activity in this community space. Two additional part-time staff will be drawn from local colleges to train them, support them, and make the space truly a Richmond effort. We hope these staffers will take their experience to help us start up new co-ops across the country or commit to stay in Richmond after they graduate college.

And PLEASE WRITE AN ENDORSEMENT! We need to show a united front in the Resistance movement, a desire to work together. Adding your voice demonstrates the demand to step up our ground game, collaborate, and make it happen in a new HQ where we can really get down to business. 

Help us get on the ground today & get perks!

Just like everyone stepped up their sign-game this year in marches across the country, we’ll pull together something savvy, snarky, clever, defiant. Stay tuned! Donate over $20 for our first batch— you won’t be disappointed.

  • $3 We’ll send you a “The Sky is Falling” email. You’ll never get one of these from us again.
  • $20 Armband, delivered to you when we launch our office in Richmond
  • $100 Armband + Something Functional
  • $1000 Your name on a Brick on the foundation of our first Rebel Base
  • $2500 Visit your Brick, we’ll coordinate your travel
  • $5000 EVERYTHING and I will make you a video

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Ali Croft endorsed

    “Having a designated space to collaborate with like-minded individuals would serve to increase everyone's impact and open up new opportunities for the resistance!”

  • Sylvia Mallory endorsed

    “Seriously. This space is a game changer. From activist training, outreach, research & prep, having a local HQ is essential to the success of The Resistance. I need this five months ago. I own a small online shop that sells Resistance Wear. As a business owner that works from her couch, a place like this would be invaluable to me. This place needs to happen in all cities, especially swing states.”

  • Emily Jasper endorsed

    “There are so many skills I would love to share with campaigns and community groups, from digital strategies to gathering user feedback. But the field is so dispersed that having a impact is tough. If we can bring folks and groups under one roof, I can lend my time, bring others wanting to do the same, and we can help everyone learn more. The resistance will be better equipped and you'll see real impact.”

  • Diane Holdford endorsed

    “This is a great platform for brining ideas and groups together! We are stronger together.”

  • Rev. Jay McNeal endorsed

    “I endorse Resilience under one roof so that constructive citizen values can be maximized and transferred upward into all leadership nationwide. Our resources cannot ebb and flow with election cycles. Having a base and connected networks can serve local and national interests immeasurably.”

  • Vanessa Fowlkes endorsed

    “We are so glad to have you in Richmond and support your efforts 100%!”

  • Joyce Karchner endorsed

    “We are stronger together!!!”

  • Shawnae Lacy endorsed

    “We will be stronger together”

  • Monica Morris endorsed

    “Can't tell you how excited we are to have you in Richmond, Josh! Seeing the energy as our local, grassroots groups start to coalesce is wonderful. The Resilience is exactly the base we need to keep moving forward.”

  • Serena keith endorsed

    “What an excellent and much needed piece of the puzzle - a physical space to bring people together in real life to collaborate across initiatives, pull together, and win. Thanks so much for doing this!”

March 31, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Ali Croft endorsed

    “Having a designated space to collaborate with like-minded individuals would serve to increase everyone's impact and open up new opportunities for the resistance!”

  • Kathryn Waycaster endorsed

  • Liz W endorsed

  • Sylvia Mallory endorsed

    “Seriously. This space is a game changer. From activist training, outreach, research & prep, having a local HQ is essential to the success of The Resistance. I need this five months ago. I own a small online shop that sells Resistance Wear. As a business owner that works from her couch, a place like this would be invaluable to me. This place needs to happen in all cities, especially swing states.”

  • Andy Kim endorsed

  • Amy endorsed

  • Emily Jasper endorsed

    “There are so many skills I would love to share with campaigns and community groups, from digital strategies to gathering user feedback. But the field is so dispersed that having a impact is tough. If we can bring folks and groups under one roof, I can lend my time, bring others wanting to do the same, and we can help everyone learn more. The resistance will be better equipped and you'll see real impact.”

  • Seisei Tatebe-Goddu endorsed

  • Diane Holdford endorsed

    “This is a great platform for brining ideas and groups together! We are stronger together.”

  • Rev. Jay McNeal endorsed

    “I endorse Resilience under one roof so that constructive citizen values can be maximized and transferred upward into all leadership nationwide. Our resources cannot ebb and flow with election cycles. Having a base and connected networks can serve local and national interests immeasurably.”

  • Vanessa Fowlkes endorsed

    “We are so glad to have you in Richmond and support your efforts 100%!”

  • Joyce Karchner endorsed

    “We are stronger together!!!”

  • Shawnae Lacy endorsed

    “We will be stronger together”

  • Monica Morris endorsed

    “Can't tell you how excited we are to have you in Richmond, Josh! Seeing the energy as our local, grassroots groups start to coalesce is wonderful. The Resilience is exactly the base we need to keep moving forward.”

  • Leslie Yamashita endorsed

  • Serena keith endorsed

    “What an excellent and much needed piece of the puzzle - a physical space to bring people together in real life to collaborate across initiatives, pull together, and win. Thanks so much for doing this!”

  • Jimmy Dahman endorsed

    “As the founder of an organization, Town Hall Project, that uses digital organizing to promote offline action, I know how valuable a brick and mortar office would be to our efforts and the efforts of many in the movement!”

  • Sundeep Ahuja endorsed

    “Silicon Valley folks who want to get involved can benefit from a place to go and learn what they can do locally, on the ground.”

  • Guy Seemann endorsed

    “I am a seasoned campaign strategist. I have worked on campaigns around the world and have recognized that even with technology and talent, there needs to be synergy. Without a physical space for the collective minds to gather, organize, create tactics, share stories, pump each other up; then all we are doing is looking back at our computer screens to stay "connected". We need a long-term plan and resilience vs only resistance is the way forward. I appreciate the tactical and strategic thinking that went into this project. Ill be there when it opens. Lets make it happen.”

  • Kate Catherall endorsed

    “This is much needed. There is so much energy right now, but we need infrastructure to support it in a sustained way. Physical space to foster community and host trainings and collaborations between emerging progressive organizations has to be a part of that. With the upcoming elections in Virginia, I can think of no better place to start than Richmond.”

  • Ben Youngerman endorsed

  • Lala Wu endorsed

    “We need the resistance online and IRL. Let's build this, together.”

  • Chris Golden endorsed

  • Nathaniel Lubin endorsed

    “Much needed work, let's get it done.”

  • Charlie Berens endorsed

  • Phil Aroneanu endorsed

    “The Resilience is helping pull together many strands of movement and community together in new and innovative ways. I can't wait to see it fly!”

  • Michael Venter endorsed

    “Each movement has it's own agenda to push their specific values, and while it's done a great job of raising awareness, it can be overwhelming to get so many different papers in the suggestion box. Being massively inclusive, getting everyone together on the same page, and coordinating efforts will create a clear image of what Americans want America to look like. We need this.”

  • Nina Ham endorsed

  • Drew Toal endorsed

  • Brad Schenck endorsed