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Sunrise Movement Responds to Sinema’s Proposal to Cut Climate: It’s Cruel and Unfathomable

WASHINGTON -

Following news that Senator Kyrsten Sinema, representative of a state plagued by intense fires and heat waves this year, wants to cut at least $100 billion from climate programs, Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:

“Senator Sinema represents a state that has lost the lives of over 500 people to the climate crisis since 2020 alone. It is cruel and unfathomable that she’s demanding severe cuts to life saving climate legislation, but not surprising since she’s been meeting nonstop with corporate executives. Senator Sinema is out of touch with her constituents and with what’s happening across the globe on climate. Maybe if she actually took the time to speak to the people of her state, she’d realize how much their families need her to deliver action on climate.

“Biden cannot cave to this level of delusion and must pass his entire $3.5T climate and jobs agenda by the time he arrives in Glasgow. This is a matter of Joe Biden’s legacy, human life and the future of our generation.”

This comes after weeks of progressive protest towards Sinema by Arizonans and others, which has gone largely ignored by the Senator. 

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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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