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Sunrise announces Squad re-elect plan amid right-wing attacks

Yesterday evening, Sunrise announced its endorsement of 7 Squad members, Summer Lee, Jamaal Bowman, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tliab, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They also announced plans to make millions of phone calls to mobilize young people to vote, kicking off with an online phone bank for Summer Lee on Feb 14th. Sunrise Political Director, Michele Weindling said the following:

“We’re proud to once again campaign for these amazing progressive leaders. They have stood up to oil billionaires and Wall Street, and delivered billions of dollars of investments to their districts. We’re honored to have worked alongside them to win legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act and force a deeply needed moral voice into DC policy debates.”

“The amount of money the right-wing billionaires are spending to defeat the Squad is a testament to how effective they have been at transforming American politics and taking on the fascist right. What’s disappointing to me is that many establishment Democrats who have cried foul for years whenever a progressive challenges an incumbent, are aligning themselves with these Trump donors to unseat their fellow party members. You can’t claim to be a proud Democrat in the morning and then make backroom pacts with Trump donors in the evening.”

“We’re going to go all-out to mobilize thousands of young people and call millions of voters to send a message loud and clear: in 2024, choosing back a genocide and choosing to do fossil fuel billionaires bidding is a non-starter in the Democratic Party.”

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