Sunrise Movement

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

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Progressives Must Reckon with U.S. Senate Primary Losses
After U.S. Senate candidates backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee defeated progressive insurgents Charles Booker and Andrew Romanoff on Tuesday, Sunrise Movement Political Director Evan Weber issued the following statement: “I’m not going to say these races are important moral...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
SUNRISE MOVEMENT CO-FOUNDER VARSHINI PRAKASH TO JOIN SANDERS-BIDEN TASK FORCE ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS ALONG WITH REP. OCASIO-CORTEZ
Today, the Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigns announced the membership of six joint policy task-forces, with each task force representing a different policy issue area. Sunrise Movement co-founder Varshini Prakash will sit on the Task Force on Climate Change. Also sitting on this task force as...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Seven Congressional Leaders Join 450+ Progressive Organizations to Demand “People’s Bailout” in Response to Coronavirus Crisis
Senator Ed Markey, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Rep. Barbara Lee have joined more than three hundred progressive organizations, including Communications Workers of America, Blue Green Alliance, and SEIU...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Contested Convention Increasingly Likely as Sanders, Backed by Young and Latinx Voters, Wins California and Half of Texas Delegates
The chance of a contested Democratic convention rose significantly as Sen. Sanders emerged victorious in California and won close to half of Texas’ delegates on Tuesday night, propelled by support from 71% of Latinx voters ages 18-29 in California and 66% of the same group in Texas . Despite...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
New Poll Shows Green New Deal’s Momentum Among Nevada Democrats Ahead of Tonight’s Debate
In response to new Data For Progress polling showing strong support for a Green New Deal among Nevada Democrats, Data for Progress, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats released the following joint statement: “Ahead of the Nevada debates tonight, polling shows that an overwhelming 93% of Nevada...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
With Surge in Youth Vote and 92% of Caucus-goers Supporting the Green New Deal, Sunrise Movement Helps Deliver Sanders Win in Iowa
Today, after a four-day delay in the release of caucus results, Bernie Sanders is declaring victory in the Iowa Caucus after the Iowa Democratic Party’s results show him winning a majority of votes on the first and second alignment. This victory comes in the first major contest of the 2020...
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Iowa Results Show Widespread Enthusiam for Green New Deal
After entrance polling at caucus sites across Iowa showed that more than 30% of caucusgoers participated for the first time, showed climate change to be the second most important issue on their minds, and that youth share of caucusgoers has risen by 33% relative to 2016, Sunrise Movement issued the...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Dozens of Washington Youth Demand US Senators Sign Onto Green New Deal
Monday morning, over 30 youth from Sunrise Movement visited the offices of U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D–WA) and Maria Cantwell (D–WA) demanding they sign onto the Green New Deal resolution. Sunrisers were diverted by security to an auditorium where they gave testimony, sang songs, and urged their...
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Sunrise Movement Launches First Wave of Congressional Primary Endorsements, Fortifying Green New Deal Campaigns in Purple and Blue Districts
Today, Sunrise Movement announced a cluster of Congressional endorsements for Democratic candidates running in early 2020 March primaries. The endorsements span a range of political newcomers running on the Green New Deal, including Robert Emmons Jr. (IL-01) and Marie Newman (IL-03) of Chicago, IL...
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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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