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Past Actions

Summer 2020 — Wide Awake Actions

Sunrise hubs across the country were inspired by a century-old tactic developed by the Wide Awakes, a pre-civil war abolitionist […]

Sunrise activists occupy the street as they march towards Mitch McConnell's KY house as the sun is rising. They're holding a large sign saying "Breonna Couldn't Sleep. Neither Should Mitch".

Juneteenth 2020 – Wake Up, Mitch! Justice for Breonna Taylor

In the early dawn light of Juneteenth, a group of brave people from stood outside Mitch McConnell’s house in Kentucky […]

A large group of Sunrise Movement climate activists during the December 2019 Climate Strikes. Large yellow Green New Deal vertical signs are the most prominent signs.

December 6, 2019 — Global Climate Strike

After months of planning, Sunrise joined partner organizations to close out 2019 leading the third global climate strike of the […]

Activists carry a "Climate Justice Now" banner during the September 2019 Climate Strike.

September 20, 2019 — Global Climate Strike

On September 20th, Sunrise participated in the Global Climate Strike, the largest day of action for climate justice in world […]

A young Sunrise activist sits on the steps of the DNC headquarters in DC, holding an "11 years" sign. She is surrounded by fellow activists.

June 2019 — DNC Headquarters Climate Debate Sit-In

Sunrise brought the demand for a Climate Debate to the front steps of the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., […]

Green New Deal Tour audience member

April 2019 — Road to a Green New Deal Tour

1,400 people packed into a sold-out Strand Theatre in Boston to launch the Road to a Green New Deal Tour, […]

February 25, 2019 — Kentuckians occupy McConnell’s office in D.C.

For a week in February 2019, young Kentuckians walked out of school and showed up outside Mitch McConnell’s office every […]

December 2018 — Congress takeover demand a select committee for a Green New Deal

1000 people from across the country dropped everything and flocked to Washington, DC to keep the pressure on our elected […]

November 13, 2018 — Sit-in at Nancy Pelosi’s Office

A week following the 2018 midterm elections, during which we helped elect the youngest, most diverse congress this country has […]

August 2018 — Nationwide #HeatWeek

For a week in August, young people organized mass distributed actions of civil disobedience to put pressure on politicians corrupted […]