Tag: Sunrise Movement
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.
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.
"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."
"All we want is for him to put our lives above the interests of his campaign donors."
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.
"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."
"It's everything we feared."
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 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 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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