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Ellen Sciales, press@sunrisemovement.org 

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Sunrise: Corporate "Centrists" are Ruining the Party, Threatening 2022 Defeat

WASHINGTON -

Following the news that corporate Democrats are once again set to obstruct reconciliation, Sunrise Movement Executive Director, Varshini Prakash, released the following statement:

“To be clear, corporate “centrists” are ruining the party and threatening Democratic seats in 2022. Sunrise and progressives have been fighting to pass Biden’s agenda, while corporate “centrists” are actively tanking it. We must ask ourselves why Rep. Gottheimer is working so hard to sabotage the party when he knows a climate and jobs bill would not only help communities across the country, but would help Democrats win seats this cycle.

“Democrats are heading into November with a president with notably low approval ratings, a Congress that has not passed Build Back Better, and we are losing young and working people. If Democrats don’t take action immediately, Republicans will win.”

In October 2021, twelve young volunteers with Sunrise were arrested for protesting Rep. Josh Gottheimer while demanding that he stop obstructing Build Back Better from passing. At the time, dozens of young people asked Rep. Gottheimer, “which side are you on?”  We are still demanding answers.

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