By day’s end, Sunrise had racked up nearly 150 arrests and support from the likely new leader of the House Rules Committee.
The risk we took at the border is overshadowed by the risks taken by the courageous participants of the migrant caravan.
“We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late.”
"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”
"When the people rise up, the powers come back. They tried to stop us but we keep coming back."
The Sunrise Movement, now mainly a climate movement, is a potentially an enormous Trojan horse for smuggling the climate-justice-and-peace agenda inside the halls of power.
"Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet... Join us."
This initiative, connected by the Twitter hashtag #BlackFridays, has resulted in a number of symbolic walkouts across the country led by a network of women of color.
At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE.