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Sunrise Movement Activists Show Up Across the Country in a Show of Force: They Demand No Compromise, No Excuses


On Thursday, just one day after President Biden’s inauguration, the Sunrise Movement flexed their immense organizing power in over 20 states across the country, demanding Democrats and Republicans embrace the bold, progressive agenda they promised. Of the hundreds of participants nationwide, many had taken action during the general election to help elect President Biden and take back the Senate for Democrats. Now, they are unapologetically holding their representatives accountable with three key demands:

  1. Deliver immediate and direct relief to people, not to corporate CEOs or fossil fuel polluters.

  2. Put an end to Republic minority rule and ensure a true multiracial democracy that works for all of us.

  3. Create millions of good jobs, reverse systemic inequality, and put a halt to the climate crisis through a historic green recovery.

Most notably, the Sunrise Movement made waves hosting a rally at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office in the Bay Area, California, a reminder of the strength they gained following their sit-in at Pelosi’s office in 2018.

Local Sunrise hubs also mobilized to target the newest members of the US Senate, including Senator Padilla in North Hollywood, California, Senator Hickenlooper in Denver, CO, and Senators Warnock and Ossoff in Atlanta, GA, who were all inducted into the Senate yesterday.

This comes on the heels of the Sunrise Movement’s announcement of legislative and executive priorities for the Biden administration in their Green New Deal Year One initiative.


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

'Tax Them All': Warren, Wyden Lead Push for Minimum Corporate Tax in Build Back Better Act

"Giant corporations have been exploiting tax loopholes for too long, and it's about time they pay their fair share to help run this country, just like everyone else," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Julia Conley ·

'Not Just Immoral, Deadly': How Corporate Lobbyists Ramped Up Spending Ahead of COP26

"The fossil fuel lobby's grimy fingerprints are all over yet another congressional deadlock on meaningful climate action," warned one campaigner.

Jon Queally ·

Watch: Bernie Sanders Argues 'We Must End the Greed of Big Pharma'

The live address comes as the Senate Budget Committee chair continues to push for including Medicare expansion and drug pricing reforms in the Build Back Better package.

Common Dreams staff ·

Reconciliation Framework 'Not Enough' to Push Through Infrastructure Bill, Progressives Warn

"We need to have a vote ready for the Build Back Better plan, not a framework," insisted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "We want to have both of these votes together."

Brett Wilkins ·

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