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Sunrise Movement Co-Founder Varshini Prakash Comments on the Biden-Sanders Climate Task Force Final Recommendations


In response to the release of the Sanders-Biden Unity Task Force final recommendations, Climate Task Force Member and Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash issued the following statement:

"In the last two years, young people have transformed the political landscape by calling on our political leaders--and particularly the Democratic Party--to act like they give a damn about our generation. Now our cries for good jobs and a livable future are beginning to be heard, and the power of our generation is beginning to show. We now have a Democratic unity position that begins to reflect what young people have been shouting relentlessly--that the climate crisis is not some far off threat. We're no longer just setting far off goals for 30 years from now, but ready to take immediate action -- and achieve drastic transformation in the next decade. Young people will keep making our voices heard, in the streets and at the ballot box, until we win a Green New Deal. This movement is just getting started."

Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.