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Ellen Sciales, press@sunrisemovement.org 

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Sunrise Celebrates Biden's Latest Executive Action

WASHINGTON -

Following the Biden Administration’s announcement to invoke the Defense Production Act to boost solar manufacturing, Sunrise Movement Executive Director, Varshini Prakash, released the following statement:

“We are in a climate emergency — an emergency we can only confront when our government steps up and launches a WWII scale mobilization to justly transition to renewable energy. This is a great step by the administration, and we urgently hope to see even more significant executive actions follow. 

“We're one step closer to a Green New Deal, but we need much more leadership like this. Now Biden must follow through and use his executive power to secure funding and ensure every worker can join a union and is paid a living wage. Our lives and our future depend on it.”

Sunrise has supported the similar Energy Security and Independence Act of 2022, which was introduced by Congresswoman Cori Bush, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Jason Crow to strengthen America’s renewable energy supply chain through the DPA and invest in programs to lower utility prices.

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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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