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, winning seats, and delivering change.

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 St. Rep. Kent Smith 

Sign up for our spring course, Building Thriving Communities, to become one of our leaders. Join our network of 400+ changemakers to get our session invites, access to our resource site, and individual support.

Latest updates:

Read our results report to see how our candidates increased Democratic vote totals to rebuild the Blue Wall as 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.