Rust Belt Rising

Rust Belt Rising

What is Rust Belt Rising? 

Rust Belt Rising helps Democrats be the party of working people by training candidates on connecting effectively with Midwestern families and winning seats.

We are committed to advancing a Democratic Party whose leadership reflects our diverse coalition and are proud to offer all of our services free of charge.

Learn more about us.

"I have been inspired and informed by Rust Belt Rising.  It can strengthen and enlighten candidates of all calibers. I promise it will be worth your time."

-Ohio State Representative Kent Smith 

Apply to become one of our 400 leaders—changemakers from across our region. Get access to our resource site for campaigns, session invites for our network, and individual support.

Latest updates:

Read our results report to learn how our candidates increased Democratic vote totals and we helped 44 campaigns win.

Learn how we helped 42,830 Michigan and Wisconsin residents register to vote through our virtual program.

See our polls and messaging for Democrats.