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Welcome to Sunrise

 
 

Join Sunrise

We need you (yes, you!) to join the movement to stop climate change, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and create millions of good jobs in the process. Find your local Sunrise hub on the map below, or sign up using the form to create one. We'll follow up with next steps!

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Who We ARe

Sunrise is a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process.

We unite to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us -- if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.

We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning.

 

our Plan

Sunrise is part of the political revolution to make real the promise of a society that works for all of us, not just the 1%.  Across the country, a surge of teens and twenty-somethings are getting involved for the first time. And we’re unafraid to take on entrenched elites from any political party.

Here's the plan. It only works if you get involved:

 

June 2017 - April 2018

We are building political power by

(1) highlighting climate impacts already being felt across the U.S.

(2) exposing the corrupting political influence of wealthy oil executives who have wrecked our economy and environment for their own gain and demanding that our politicians stand up for all of us.

(3) spreading the word about Sunrise and recruiting for our movement.

 


May - November 2018

Our nonviolent army of thousands of young people will go all-in as volunteer organizers for the 2018 midterm election.

We’ll focus in ten politically significant states, where we’ll continue grassroots organizing, demand that all candidates refuse oil, gas and coal industry money, and get behind candidates with a conscience and a spine. We may even run some candidates of our own!

If you're super excited to get to work, sign up to host a training with us this summer and we'll be in touch.

We call ourselves Sunrise because we know this dark time in America will come to an end. The sun will rise again. We are rising out of darkness to illuminate the truth and expose injustice. We know that when enough people see the light, the fossil fuel billionaires and bought out politicians can no longer hide in the shadows, and eventually — we will win. 

If we call out the fossil fuel billionaires running our democracy and build a genuinely populist movement to throw their corporate lackeys out of office, then we could be less than four years away from having a government of the people and a movement strong enough to pass our agenda. Join us to make it happen.

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Trainings

From Lansing, Michigan to New Orleans, Louisiana and beyond, we're make climate change an urgent priority across America. By ending the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politicians and by electing leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people, we will usher in a new day of American politics.

We know that's a tall order -- and that's why we're asking for your help. If you're reading this, then you have a stake in the future that we can create together. We'd like to invite you to join one of our upcoming trainings so you can bring the movement to your community.

The first opportunity to get involved is  the Sunrise orientation call on June 29th, Thursday at 8pm EST/6pm MST/5pm PST. Register below.

Roles

Everyone has a role to play in Sunrise. The very first step to plug in is to attend one of Sunrise's online welcome trainings. These happen every 2 weeks, and sometimes more often. Sign up here.

The most important role you can play right now is establishing a Sunrise hub where you live. It's super simple.

  1. If you’re by yourself, find 1 friend to team up with you.

  2. Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to collect 25 names on the petition to your governor to uphold the Paris Accord. Start with the people around you -- your family, friends, neighbors, and classmates. Send a picture of your 25 names, your name, phone number, and location to newhubs@sunrisemovement.org.  We’ll send you some sweet stickers and patches, and put you on our national map of hubs. Congrats! You're official.

  3. Now that you have 25 contacts, you should be able to recruit some of them to help plan the next thing. There are plenty of options, including taking action in your community and joining us in national days of protest.