We’re a movement of young people fighting to stop the climate crisis and win a green new deal
We are the climate revolution
Together, we will force the government to end the era of fossil fuel elites, invest in Black, brown and working class communities, and create millions of good union jobs. We’re on a mission to put everyday people back in charge and build a world that works for all of us, now and for generations to come.
Our theory of change
We’re building people power and political power. We fight for what we believe in, no matter what
We are fighting for what science demands – government action that actually meets the scale, scope and urgency of the climate crisis.
We believe that in order to win the world of our dreams, we must build a movement of thousands of young people across race and class to take to the streets and disrupt business as usual until we force the change we need. Together, we will shift public opinion, elect Green New Deal champions, and fight for Green New Deal policies at every level of government.
Only then can we take over our institutions and win the world we deserve.
Who We Are
Sunrise is founded.
Sunrise shoots to the national stage after a sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office with AOC, demanding a Green New Deal. Hundreds of hubs launch across the country.
Sunrise popularizes the Green New Deal and makes climate change a central issue in the Presidential primaries. (Through the global climate strikes, Climate Debate campaign, Bernie endorsement, Green New Deal resolution, etc.). Thousands of new members join the movement.
Sunrise helps defeat Donald Trump, and is able to shape Joe Biden’s climate policy platform.
Sunrise launches ‘Good Jobs for All’ Campaign to make Biden deliver on his campaign promises.
Inflation Reduction Act passes. Sunrise helps elect new climate champions to Congress, contributing to the second highest youth turnout in a midterm in 30 years.
Sunrise launches Green New Deal for Schools and Green New Deal for Communities campaigns. The American Climate Corps based on Sunrise’s vision of the Civilian Climate Corps is officially established.