The Progressive


A project of Common Dreams

For Immediate Release

Ellen Sciales,

Following Biden's Infrastructure Rollout Sunrise Movement To Hold 65+ Rallies Across The Country Targeting Biden and Congress


On Wednesday, Sunrise Movement will show up at over 65 towns and cities across the country to demand politicians sign the Good Jobs for All pledge, a bold pledge to get politicians committed to investing $10 trillion over the next decade to guarantee good jobs for all and tackle the climate crisis. These mass actions kick off a nationwide, multi-month campaign led by Sunrise Movement to call on Congress and Joe Biden to strengthen the infrastructure package to meet the scale and urgency of the crises we face.

WHAT: Youth led rallies demanding politicians sign the pledge

WHEN: Wednesday, April 7th

WHO: Sunrise Movement and local activists

WHERE: 66 towns and cities across the country

Top Sunrise targets include New York, NY, Madison, WI, Lancaster, PA, Tempe, AZ, and Durham, NC

"As someone who does not have access to affordable healthcare, I know how important proper healthcare and a liveable wage are. I know the pain that comes with unstable employment and a failing healthcare system," said Kashish Bastola, a 16-year old Sunrise Movement Dallas leader. "That's why our movement is demanding a Green New Deal that will guarantee Good Jobs for All while stopping the climate crisis and creating a safer, healthier society."

The full list of action locations are below (subject to change):

  1. Tempe, AZ

  2. Tuscaloosa, AZ

  3. Bay Area, CA

  4. Chico, CA

  5. Los Angeles, CA

  6. North Hollywood, CA

  7. Sacramento, CA

  8. Santa Barbara, CA

  9. Silicon Valley, CA

  10. Sonoma County, CA

  11. Denver, CO

  12. Gainesville, FL

  13. Sunrise DECA, GA

  14. Atlanta, GA

  15. Iowa City, IA

  16. Boise, ID

  17. Chicago, IL

  18. Park Ridge, IL

  19. Lawrence, KS

  20. Lexington, KY

  21. Amherst, MA

  22. Blue Hill, MA

  23. Southcoast, MA

  24. Worcester, MA

  25. Western MA

  26. Baltimore, MD

  27. Frederick, MD

  28. Silver Spring, MD

  29. Detroit, MI

  30. Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI

  31. Oakland County, MI

  32. Troy, MI

  33. St. Paul, MN

  34. Gallatin Valley, MT

  35. Asheville, NC

  36. Boone, NC

  37. Davidson, NC

  38. Durham, NC

  39. Swannanoa, NC

  40. Winston-Salem, NC

  41. Bergen County, NJ

  42. Hunterdon County, NJ

  43. Millburn, NJ

  44. Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

  45. New York, NY

  46. Columbus, OH

  47. Dayton, OH

  48. Oklahoma City, OK

  49. Berks, Cheltenham, and Jenkintown, PA

  50. Berwyn, PA

  51. Conestoga, PA

  52. Lancaster, PA

  53. Lewisburg, PA

  54. Philadelphia, PA

  55. Providence, RI

  56. Charleston, SC

  57. Columbia, SC

  58. Vermillion, SD

  59. Knoxville, TN

  60. Dallas, TX

  61. Tidewater, VA

  62. Bellingham, WA

  63. Seattle, WA

  64. Tacoma, WA

  65. Appleton, WI

  66. Madison, WI

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