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Who We Are

About The Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people 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.

Organize With Sunrise

Want to Start Organizing?

We’ve got you. Sign up for one of our free online courses to learn more about the history of the Green New Deal, what organizing is all about, and how to get started.

Join a Hub

Want to find young people near you who are passionate about stopping climate change and fighting for justice? Join a Sunrise hub, where you’ll meet friends and comrades who will welcome you with open arms.

Our Principles

These are guidelines of our movement which we all commit to upholding. The first principle is that we are a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process.

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is a plan to mobilize every aspect of American society to 100% clean and renewable energy, guarantee living-wage jobs for anyone who needs one, and a just transition for both workers and frontline communities—all in the next 10 years.

History of the Sunrise Movement

Sunrise sped up its journey in 2017. The plan was clear: make climate change the top election issue and win governing power to make change happen. During the 2018 midterms, Sunrise worked to oust candidates who would not refuse funding from the fossil fuel industry and rallied behind candidates who were proponents of renewable energy. After those elections, Sunrise set their sights on the Green New Deal to combat the climate crisis and ensure a just transition to clean energy, creating millions of good jobs in the process.

Our Theory Of Change

People Power

We develop an active base of public support by having person-to-person conversations with our family, friends, neighbors, and communities and drawing people into meaningful moments of action through escalated moral protest.

Political Power

We help catalyze a critical mass of enthusiastically supportive public officials who will fight for our shared vision of a just future. We vote out corrupt officials and vote in real leaders who side with us.

The People’s Alignment

We help to build an extensive network of movements and groups united by the shared vision of a government that fights for dignity and justice for all.