Sunrise Movement

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

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Friday, December 06, 2019
Bernie Sanders Joins Des Moines Climate Strike, Young People In 20 States Begin Sit-Ins Demanding Green New Deal Support From Establishment Dems
In a marked escalation from the September 20th climate strikes, young people across the U.S. are sitting-in at the offices of establishment Democrats across 20 states who have yet to back the Green New Deal. In Des Moines, Bernie Sanders joined the climate strikers this morning outside of the Iowa...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Sunrise Movement Releases Green New Deal Scorecards for Leading Candidates
Sunrise Movement on Monday released Green New Deal scorecards of the three highest-polling Democratic candidates for President as part of its efforts to press candidates to put forward and champion ambitious Green New Deal plans that meet scientists’ criteria for what is necessary to stop the...
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Sunrise Announces Expansion of Ambitious Field Program to Elect Green New Deal Champions Into Seven More Swing States
Today, the Sunrise Movement announced that it will expand its field program targeting establishment Democrats and vulnerable Republicans to an additional seven states this spring, bringing it to a total of ten. The program, which will hire state directors in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan,...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Kick Off Green New Deal Legislative Blitz With Public Housing Bill
Today, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Sanders launched the Public Housing for a Green New Deal Act, marking the first in a series of Green New Deal bills aimed at tackling the climate and affordable housing crises head-on. The announcement comes almost a year to the day since Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and...
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Friday, September 20, 2019
Millions Strike for Green New Deal in Largest Youth-Led Demonstration in History
Moments ago, Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement rallied millions of young people striking for climate action in one the largest youth-led demonstrations in American history. Following her remarks, the crowd began marching to Battery Park, where Greta Thunberg will give her remarks later this...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
DNC ADVANCES RESOLUTION TO REVERSE BAN ON 2020 CANDIDATES’ SIDE-BY-SIDE PARTICIPATION, ALLOW MULTI-ISSUE CLIMATE "DISCUSSION"
In a partial victory for young climate organizers nationwide after months of campaigning, members of the Democratic National Committee’s Resolutions Committee voted to reverse the ban on presidential candidates participating side-by-side in non-DNC sanctioned events to discuss the climate crisis...
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Monday, July 29, 2019
Sunrise Movement Rejected in Attempt to Visit Beacon Hill Offices, Demand Climate Action
Today, 37 Sunrise Movement activists attempted to visit the offices of three prominent Massachusetts politicians—Governor Charlie Baker, State Senate President Karen Spilka, and State House Speaker Robert DeLeo—to demand the cancelation of summer recess until action is taken on climate change...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
AOC, Sanders Rally Audience at Sunrise Movement’s Green New Deal Event to Close Month-Long National Tour
Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez headlined the final stop of the Road to a Green New Deal Tour, rallying a crowd of 1,500 people at the Cramton Auditorium at Howard University. The event capped off a month with over 200 town halls across the country where tens of...
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunrise Movement Says Beto's Climate Plan Is Out of Line With Science and Green New Deal
This morning, Beto O’Rourke released the outline of his climate plan. It states that “to have any chance at limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and preventing the worst effects of climate change, the latest science demands net-zero emissions by 2050.” Beto’s plan sets a goal of...
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
McConnell Green New Deal Vote Fails to Slow Momentum; Sunrise Movement Preparing for 100+ Town Halls Across US
After Sen. Mitch McConnell forced a farcical vote on the Green New Deal resolution introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sunrise Movement Co-Founder and Executive Director Varshini Prakash issued the following statement: “Calling this vote was a shameful ploy...
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