Sunrise Movement

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Sunrise Movement is affiliated to Justice Democrats and to Data for Progress.

Speaking tour

Varshini Prakash February 7 2018:

Hey everyone! Sunrise needs your help! We’re looking for connections in MN, MI, NY, FL, and PA.

Sunrise is going on a speaking tour again this Spring! Our trained Speakers will talk to thousands of young people about climate change, why it's happening, and how we can link arms across this nation to stop it together.


If you know HS teachers, professors, pastors, community leaders, or friends who can connect us to these kinds of people in these five states - tag them here/have them fill out the form ( Hit me up if you have questions/ideas! — with Alex Mijares, Tiffanie Jeffreys, Garrett Blad and Dyanna Jaye.


Sunrise Movement November 13:


UPDATE: the 51 Sunrisers arrested at Nancy Pelosi's office have been released. We would like to thank them for their sacrifice, for holding their ground, and making sure our voices were heard. — with Cody Jay Purchase, Hope Kogod, Lauren Maunus, Emerson Michael Skufca, Jasper Baldwin, Arjun Jayaraman and Shelby Krohn.

Also arrested

Sunrise Movement August 8 2018:


Just hours ago, these 8 brave youth were released from NY 7th Precinct after Governor Cuomo had them arrested. Today was his last chance to pledge #NoFossilFuelMoney and he's made his choice clear: he will protect Big Oil over our futures once again. Donate today to help us take on politicians like Cuomo in 2018. — with Gabriel Reichler, Elise Ferguson, Sara Blazevic, Victoria Fernandez and Miles Goodrich.

Sunrise Fellows, 2018

Sunrise Movement June 12 2018:

We did it! We just wrapped a powerful, inspiring week together with seventy new #SunriseSemester2018 fellows. We shared stories, learned the skills and craft of organizing, and built relationships that will serve us for years to come. Now, fellows are off to Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Minnesota to build the youth army in 2018.


We're still working to make sure each one of these incredible humans can go all-in on the elections through November. Can you pitch in? — with Howie Stanger, Sam Quigley, Drew Magnolia Arnum, Emerson Michael Skufca, Cormac Martinez del Rio, Gabby Chihiro, Dyanna Jaye, Jillian Hanson, Sara Blazevic, Stephen O'Hanlon, Cody Purchase, Cody Jay Purchase, Olivia Freiwald, Jeremy Ornstein, Nicholas Jansen, Felton Pierre, Jerrica Jackman, Madison Daisy, September Sky Porras, Izzi Graj, Nicole Catania, Lauren Maunus, Miles Goodrich, Victoria Fernandez, Phillip Brown, Marian Michaels, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jordan Mudd, Christian Huerta, Claire Morrison, Renata Leighton, Will Lawrence, Raven Geiger, Arjun Jayaraman, Vanessa Harris, Sam Taylor, Varshini Prakash, Gunther Melander, Erin Bridges, Haley Maurice, Aru Shiney-Ajay, Christian Galo, Marcela Mulholland, Emily Grace LaShelle, Sophia Elan Zaia, Emma Walker, Evan Weber and Brian Stilwell.

Sunrise Movement Founder Responds to 2018 Midterms

Nov 7 2018

“I founded Sunrise Movement last year in order to kick out corrupt politicians backed by Big Oil and elect a new generation of leaders who will fight for my generation. Last night was bittersweet. Young people voted in record numbers, many supporting visionary campaigns that imagined a more just and fair America that takes the climate crisis seriously. In fact, 19 of the 34 new House Democrats won without a dime of money from fossil fuel CEOs and lobbyists. This is unprecedented and should be celebrated. Still, our political system continues to be rigged in favor of the rich and powerful who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to block candidates and ballot measures that threatened their profits.

“To Pelosi and the new Democratic leadership in the House: we hear you have no plan to combat climate change. This is unforgivable. Our generation will no longer tolerate empty promises or words without action. We’re not expecting miracles; we understand the GOP is corrupted by dirty oil money and will stall us at every turn. We know that sweeping change isn’t possible until Trump is gone — but we need to start laying the groundwork now. We’re asking Pelosi and Democratic leaders to take up this fight alongside us, or step aside and make way for new leadership who will.”

Varshini Prakash, Co-Founder.[1]

Occupying Pelosi's office

Sunrise Movement November 13 2018:

Moments ago, newly-elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest Congresswoman in history, joined us at Speaker Pelosi’s office to help us change the course of the Democratic Party and give our generation a shot at a livable future.


Sign here to tell Nancy Pelosi to support a #GreenNewDeal in line with what the science demands: — with Mohamed Deeq Ismail, Jasper Baldwin, Annemarie Manley and Emerson Michael Skufca.

"Green New Deal"

From the Sunrise Movement:[2]


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has released a proposal for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, a plan that would transform our economy and society at the scale needed to stop the climate crisis.

We have the momentum to make a Green New Deal real, but we need a critical mass of Congresspeople to support the proposal.

Take action on Dec. 10 to show Congress the Green New Deal is a top priority.

Congressional supporters by December 1 2018:

More names had been added by January 11, 2019.

Partners in support of the Green New Deal

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