Sunrise Movement

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

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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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Monday, February 25, 2019
Kentucky Youth Lead 250+ with Sunrise in McConnell’s Office to Say: “Kentucky Needs a Green New Deal”
This morning, over 250 young people from around the country joined Kentucky high schoolers in Washington DC to confront Mitch McConnell around his upcoming Green New Deal show vote -- a shameful ploy that’s playing games with young peoples’ futures -- and pressure Senators of both parties to co-...
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Monday, February 25, 2019
TODAY: Led by KY youth, 250+ with Sunrise Movement preparing to confront McConnell over Green New Deal
Today, February 25th, over 250 young people from around the country will join Kentucky high schoolers in Washington DC to confront Mitch McConnell around his upcoming Green New Deal show vote -- a shameful ploy that’s playing games with young peoples’ futures -- and pressure Senators of both...
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Monday, February 11, 2019
Leading Progressive Organizations Back Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey’s Green New Deal Resolution; Plan to Assemble Unprecedented Coalition.
Following Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey’s release early Thursday morning of a Green New Deal resolution, leading labor, economic justice, racial justice, indigenous, environmental, and community organizations announced their joint support for the Green New Deal...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats Reject Steny Hoyer’s Toothless Proposal For Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Committee
Following Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s comments on Wednesday evening in The Hill , stating that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Select Committee on the Green New Deal would not have subpoena power, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats released the following statement: “If true, this decision is an...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats Reject Steny Hoyer’s Toothless Proposal For Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal Committee
Following Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s comments on Wednesday evening in The Hill , stating that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Select Committee on the Green New Deal would not have subpoena power, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats released the following statement: “If true, this decision is an...
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Monday, December 10, 2018
1000+ Youth Sit-in, 143 Arrested Demanding Dem Leadership Back Green New Deal
Today, over 1,000 youth with Sunrise lobbied 50 Congressional offices and sat-in at the offices of Reps. Pelosi, Hoyer, and McGovern, demanding Democrats and their leaders in the House support the Select Committee for a Green New Deal before the holiday recess. In total, 143 were arrested. A week...
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