Welcome to ActionRising!

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

It's been almost three months since the election and, not coincidentally, almost three months since we began working on ActionRising. During this time we've been building the infrastructure of the site: getting the basic features working, responding to bug reports from the site's wonderful alpha users, and trying to make it easy to extend the site in new ways as people share their ideas for improvement.

There's still plenty of work to be done, but it's time to open the doors to new users.  After all, the whole point of this site is to support the work that's already being done, and encourage new ideas, efforts and collaborations.  So let's get to it!  

Anyone who wants to can now sign up on ActionRising.  New users have a few limitations, to keep spammers and trolls out of the community - for instance, new users must go through a verification process before they can comment.  We're still figuring out how to balance openness with keeping our users safe from harassment -- if you have any ideas for how to do this, tell us!

In fact, we want you to tell us everything.

Run into a problem while using the site?  Tell us.

Have an idea for a cool new action or feature?  Tell us.

Want to contribute content, code, documentation, or something else to the site?  Tell us.

For now, the best way to reach us is at actionrisingsite@gmail.com.  You can also follow us on Twitter.

This is just the beginning of a hard journey.  We're taking our first steps down a difficult road that others have been walking for a very long time.  It's our honor to join them, to join all of you you, as we make our way towards a better future.