Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tag: Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise generation leads the way on climate action

In the meantime, with the encouragement of leaders like AOC, what is arguably the largest youth movement since the 1960s is taking shape to finally put the climate crisis front and center in U.S. politics.

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New...

The leading force behind this wave of action is an organization called Sunrise Movement, which launched in 2016 with the immediate goal of making ambitious climate action a key issue in last year’s midterm elections.

‘Wouldn’t have happened without our movement:’ Climate leaders celebrate as McConnell...

"This wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the young Kentuckians who took an enormous risk to confront #OilMoneyMitch both in Kentucky and DC. When the youth lead, we win."

Youth climate activists demanding Green New Deal arrested for sit-in at...

"All we want is for him to put our lives above the interests of his campaign donors."

Venezuelan coup Democrats vomit on Green New Deal

The chief problem with our most comprehensive movements (Sunrise and the PPC) isn't what they do, but what they fail to SAY – and this problem is best exemplified by their failure to condemn a Venezuelan coup that VOMITS on their stated aims.

Sunrise Movement: Pelosi’s actions on climate fall woefully & inexcusably short...

"So, essentially, Nancy Pelosi is reviving a 10-year-old committee, the Select Committee for the Climate Crisis, but we find that it’s actually woefully and inexcusably short – falls short of what we need in this moment in terms of climate ambition in this crucial juncture in history."

Shining bright: The promise of the Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise Movement, composed of activists from high school age to their mid-20s, formed to challenge power in the form of targeted Congresspeople and to more broadly tackle the climate crisis in a loud but uniquely jubilant voice.

A Green New Deal must be 100 percent just

A 100% Just Green New Deal doesn’t just offer a blanket promise of good green jobs and training for everyone, it will ensure that jobs training programs and investments in job creation are targeted and available first to the communities that need them most.

Schumer vs. the climate: Manchin’s criminally insane promotion

Schumer rashly punishes “those snot-nosed climate brats.” Schumer rashly punishes “those snot-nosed climate brats.” Hell hath no fury like Chuck Schumer scorned.

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4 Minnesota cops fired after appearing to kill handcuffed man on video

Recorded on cellphone video physically abusing a handcuffed and motionless man for several minutes, four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for needlessly causing...

The billionaire governor who’s been sued dozens of times for millions in unpaid bills

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man. Over the last three decades, lawsuits over unpaid bills have cost his constellation of companies more than $128 million in judgments and settlements.

Bernie Sanders introduces Paycheck Security Act to protect millions of employees during coronavirus pandemic

“Without aggressive action to help workers keep their jobs and businesses stay open, we risk an economic disaster that could take decades to repair.”

Survey shows 1 in 5 teachers—citing COVID-19 concerns—likely won’t return to US schools this...

"Though Americans are optimistic about a return to in-person learning, there is angst among teachers, parents, and America at large about how to keep our schools safe if the virus isn't fully contained."