Sunrise Movement

With Biden-Harris Ticket Set, Climate Groups Demand ‘Transformative Action From Day One’ If Elected

Since presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, green groups have responded by welcoming the choice and expressing hope that the California Democrat will push for ambitious, justice-focused climate and environmental policies if they win in November. As a 2020 presidential primary candidate until late last …

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New Analysis Details How Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs

A report released Wednesday by a new nonprofit—in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic disaster, and calls for a green recovery from those intertwined crises that prioritizes aggressive climate policies—lays out how rapidly decarbonizing and electrifying the U.S. economy could create up to 25 million good-paying jobs throughout the country over the …

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‘We Have Never Endorsed You,’ Sunrise Movement—Which Backs Ed Markey—Reminds Joe Kennedy III

The youth-led Sunrise Movement reiterated the climate advocacy group’s support for Sen. Ed Markey on Sunday night after the Massachusetts Democrat compared endorsements with his primary challenger, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, during a livestreamed debate. Markey, the lead Senate sponsor of the Green New Deal resolution, said that “the Sunrise Movement, which is the heart …

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‘More Work to Do’ But ‘Major Step Forward’: Progressives Welcome Biden’s $2 Trillion Green Energy Plan

U.S. environmental and climate activists on Tuesday welcomed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Plan to Build a Modern, Sustainable Infrastructure and an Equitable Clean Energy Future”—a proposal that is notably bolder than what he called for earlier in the primary. “It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of Vice President Biden’s plans and commitments …

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Sunrise Movement Says Wins by Corporate Democrats Like McGrath and Hickenlooper Must Be ‘Moment of Reckoning’ for Progressives

After a pair of U.S. Senate candidates backed by the Sunrise Movement was defeated by more corporate-friendly centrists in recent Democratic primary races, the youth-led climate group’s political director expressed hope Wednesday that the losses would serve as “a moment of reckoning for the progressive movement, and that all of us reflect on what we …

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‘No Justice, No Sleep!’: Dawn Protest Over Police Killing of Breonna Taylor Outside McConnell’s Kentucky Home

Dozens of youth protesters descended on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home Louisville Friday morning armed with bullhorns and banners to disrupt the Kentucky Republican’s sleep in order to call for justice for Breonna Taylor and for new leadership. “I don’t think, especially with our generation, that we’ve ever had this chance to take over …

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After Sanders Exits Race, Climate Campaigners Thank Him for ‘Raising the Bar’ and Urge Biden to ‘Step Up’

The end of Bernie Sanders’ second campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday provoked an immediate wave of praise from climate campaigners for the Vermont senator’s ambitious plans to address the planetary emergency and calls for former Vice President Joe Biden, now the party’s presumed nominee, to embrace his ex-rival’s progressive proposals. “Senator Sanders’ …

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