For Immediate Release
Sunrise Movement Day of Action in 70+ Cities and Towns Sparks Members of Congress to Sign Good Jobs for All Pledge
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, Sunrise Movement members showed up in over 70 towns and cities across the country to demand politicians sign the Good Jobs for All pledge. From Asheville, NC to South Bend, IN to Cleveland, WA, Sunrisers made their voices heard, pressuring their elected officials to commit to investing $10 trillion over the next decade to guarantee good jobs for all and tackle the climate crisis. Political targets ranged from local statewide electeds to U.S. Senators, including Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who Sunrise is also calling on to abolish the filibuster.
These mass actions kicked 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. And as a result of the rallies convened across the country, new members of Congress from both red and blue states signed onto the Good Jobs for All Pledge.
“I commit to doing everything in my power to pass legislation that guarantees good jobs for all, invests $10 trillion over the next decade to create millions of union jobs addressing the crises of climate change, economic inequality, and systemic racism, and puts money into the hands of people and communities, not the wealthy few.”
Members of Congress:
Senator Edward Markey (D-MA)
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16)
Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA02)
Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ12)
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX35)
Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY13)
Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA34)
Representative Don McEachin (D-VA04)
Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA02)
Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA07)
Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI13)
Alliance for Youth Action
Businesses for a Livable Climate
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Democracy for America
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
March For Our Lives
Movement for Black Lives
United We Dream
United We Dream Network
United for Respect
U.S. High Speed Rail Association
Working Families Party
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