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Sunrise Movement Rejected in Attempt to Visit Beacon Hill Offices, Demand Climate Action

WASHINGTON - Today, 37 Sunrise Movement activists attempted to visit the offices of three prominent Massachusetts politicians—Governor Charlie Baker, State Senate President Karen Spilka, and State House Speaker Robert DeLeo—to demand the cancelation of summer recess until action is taken on climate change legislation. Activists were denied entry into the offices of Speaker De Leo and Governor Baker—with police barricading the former. Senate President Spilka’s staff briefly allowed Sunrise Movement members entry before quickly asking them to leave.

“In the past two weeks, we have seen unprecedented heat waves strike our commonwealth, and tornadoes ravage Cape Cod. It is unconscionable that our state leaders intend to go on vacation despite having done absolutely nothing to mitigate climate change this year. Scientists say we have 11 years to ward off the worst impacts of climate change. As young people, we demand that they do their job to protect Massachusetts residents”, Sunrise Movement action lead, Eric Fishman explained.

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The Sunrise Movement will continue to exert pressure on state politicians until they act to pass meaningful legislation to prevent the worst of climate change.

A livestream of today’s events can be found here.

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