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What is Michigan Rising Action?

Michigan Rising Action is focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, free enterprise, strong national security, and shaping the public policy debate in Michigan. We hold liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable, fact-checking left-wing politicians whose policies would push the state in the wrong direction, and ensuring citizens have the most accurate, up-to-date information to drive a balanced policy conversation.

Eric Ventimiglia

Eric Ventimiglia

Executive Director

Eric Ventimiglia is a political strategist with over a decade of political and government experience at the state and federal level. Ventimiglia most recently served under Secretary Perdue at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and worked under Secretary DeVos at the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, Ventimiglia worked in the Michigan House of Representatives and managed numerous state house campaigns. Ventimiglia got his start in politics interning for Congresswoman Candice Miller.

Mike Banerian

Mike Banerian

Communications Director

Mike Banerian is a communications specialist and political strategist with experience in state and federal politics. Banerian served 2 terms as a Vice-Chairman for the Michigan Republican Party and was a member of the State’s Electoral College in the 2016 Presidential election. Following the 2016 cycle, Banerian served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Mike Bishop and most recently served as Deputy Communications Director for the Michigan Republican Party.

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