In the words of one of our fellows, Gabriel:
“This past week took me through a rollercoaster of emotions: hearing other people’s stories of what they love and could lose to climate change had me on the verge of tears; learning about the ways in which fossil fuel billionaires have endangered us all by corrupting our democracy and buying out politicians made me furious; leveling up my canvassing, fundraising, storytelling, and management skills made me feel more capable than ever. But more than anything, I’m leaving this week feeling hopeful.
It’s inspiring to see so many young people rearing to talk to thousands of voters and get politicians who are ready to fight for our generation into office. It’s moving to see the sacrifices and commitments each one of us is making to fight for a cleaner, safer, better world and a society that works for all of us.
Through sharing our stories, appreciating each other, and singing together, this group of people has shown me how strong of a community and movement Sunrise is. I know this sense of connection can help us through even the most difficult times in our movement.”
This team of young people is powerful and motivated in ways our country so badly needs. We can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in the streets, at the ballot box, and everywhere in between.
Thank you for reading and following along with our journey. To the midterms!