About Rising Voices

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the state of Michigan, and are often the margin of victory in key municipalities and counties in Michigan. From Bengalis in Detroit and Hamtramck through Macomb County, South and East Asians in Oakland and Washtenaw Counties and Burmese in Battle Creek, to Southeast Asians in Kentwood and Holland on the west side of the state, Asian American Michiganders voted in record numbers in 2020. Rising Voices works to keep the momentum going. As the only Asian American organization in the state working to elect progressive candidates and move progressive policy, Rising Voices seeks, in addition to its nonpartisan work, to continue to build up the power of Asian American communities in Michigan to have a seat at the policymaking table and be acknowledged as a powerful political force.

Formed in 2019, Rising Voices is a 501(c4) nonprofit organization that seeks to organize and develop the leadership of Asian American women (cis, trans, Gender NonConforming and femme-identifying) and young people for power around progressive values and issues in the state of Michigan.

Rising Voices is c4-facing, however much of the work is c3 and non-partisan and is funded through Rising Voices Fund. Learn more about Rising Voices here.

  • Executive Director

    Rising Voices As the only Asian American organization in the state working to elect progressive candidates and move progressive policy, Rising Voices seeks, in addition to its nonpartisan work, to continue to build up the power of Asian American communities in Michigan to have a seat at the policymaking table and be acknowledged as a powerful political force.
    • Full Time
    • November 19, 2021
    • December 31, 2021