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Ellen Sciales, press@sunrisemovement.org 

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Sunrise Movement Responds to Biden’s Comments at Press Briefing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON -

Today, following Joe Biden’s comments at the New Jersey Press Briefing where he saw firsthand the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida, Ellen Sciales, Communications Director of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:  

“President Biden’s visit to the site of climate disasters today makes clear that he wants to be the Climate President, but now we must ask — is he willing to let Joe Manchin stand in the way of his legacy? The Build Back Better agenda he’s proposed is the bare minimum of what is needed for history to judge this Presidency in any sort of positive light.

“Biden must do everything in his power – from using his bully pulpit to moving members of his Party – to pass at least a $3.5 trillion dollar reconciliation package. He can begin to stop this endless suffering, if he chooses to. If Biden does not deliver on at least a $3.5 trillion investment through budget reconciliation, while he has a potentially fleeting Democratic majority, future generations will ask why he didn’t do more when we still had the chance.” 

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

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