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Ellen Sciales,

Sunrise Movement Launches Green New Careers Website As They Fight for Climate Priorities in Reconciliation


Today, in building momentum in the fight for the Civilian Climate Corps and good jobs for all, Sunrise Movement launched Green New Careers, a website to inform and engage the public on green jobs, and the necessity and output of green job creation by state as a way to transform our economy and stop the climate crisis. It is accompanied by a personality quiz that matches users with their potential role in a Green New Deal future.

"We launched Green New Careers to show another future is possible - one that's not extractive and includes fulfilling, good paying jobs that will revitalize our communities and combat climate change," said Paris Moran, Digital Director of Sunrise Movement. "Sunrise is excited and proud to launch Green New Careers to meet young people where they are and bring them into the political process in ways that our lawmakers often fail to - by being accessible and engaging for the next generation. This is how we build public support for good jobs combating the climate crisis, this is how we build the movement for a Civilian Climate Corps, this is how we will kick-off the Decade of the Green New Deal."

"This year, we emerged from an apocalyptic global pandemic only to face the brunt of the climate crisis in the form of deadly heat waves, droughts and destructive storms. The climate crisis is here and the good news is we have the chance to pass one piece of the solution - a bold Civilian Climate Corps," said Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of Sunrise Movement. "The climate priorities in the reconciliation package must match the scale and urgency of the climate crisis, and Green New Careers is just one way we're bringing people into the fight, especially for young people growing up and feeling the despair that comes with seeing your world burn with no solution in sight. We're hoping that through this we can bring hope and vision for a livable future as we push our politicians to deliver for us."

This comes as part of Sunrise Movement's multi-month campaign to call on Congress and Joe Biden to strengthen the infrastructure package to meet the scale and urgency of the crises we face. Sunrise has a number of priorities for reconciliation, specifically, a fully funded Civilian Climate Corps, investments in renewables, transit and physical infrastructure, and legislation we need to transform our economy while combating the climate crisis and creating millions of good jobs in the process - these include the Green New Deal for Public Schools, the Green New Deal for Public Housing, and more.

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