🤔 How did we get here?! 🤔
Sunrise originally launched in 2017 with a 4 phase strategy to make climate change an urgent political priority in our country and to redefine climate solutions in the image of a Green New Deal. And, as our original four phase strategy played out between 2017 – 2020, our movement was largely successful at achieving these goals!
However, as we entered 2021, we knew a new political/social era was upon us, and if we wanted to keep making transformational progress in this era, we needed a new plan! A plan that incorporated all the learnings of the last 4 years, that was adapted to the opportunities and challenges of the moment, and that repositioned us as a true multiracial, cross-class organizing force capable of delivering a Green New Deal in our country.
So, in 2021 we kicked off a “Frontloading Process” to redesign, evolve and update our Movement’s DNA (our story, structure, strategy and culture). This process has involved many steps, with movement members, staff, partner organizations, political leaders and the general public having multiple opportunities to provide feedback, insight and input to shape the of the outcome along the way.
Sunrise 2.0 Movement DNA Ratification Process
Now, we’re in the final phase of this planning process: DNA Ratification! This June, all active Sunrise Movement members will have the opportunity to review the proposed Sunrise 2.0 Movement DNA, and vote on whether to accept or reject it. We’re excited to have movement members participate in this important decision!
Here’s the timeline: