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Winning the Green New Deal — the Book

You may have heard some rumblings about a Sunrise book being in the works. Well, after close to a year and a half of hard work by me, Guido Girgenti, and numerous Sunrise staff and volunteers, thought leaders, and movement elders — it’s happening.

On August 25th, WINNING THE GREEN NEW DEAL finally drops, filled with wisdom from minds like Naomi Klein, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Bill McKibben, Rev William Barber II, and more. You can pre-order your copy today to get ready for the big launch next week. Click here to learn more about the book and where you can pre-order.

This is a chance to share our vision of the Green New Deal and how to win it in our words, with the whole country. If the book is successful, it will move the needle on giving our movement more visibility, strengthen support around the Green New Deal, and build a deeper understanding in the public of the struggle ahead. We are heading toward a critical moment in a fight to unseat fascists and lay the groundwork to usher in the decade of the Green New Deal in 2021 — we need all the support we can get.

The book is filled with essays by some of the greatest minds of the decade on this subject. It presents a clear road map for what the Green New Deal is, why it’s important, and how to win it. It’s a succinct and valuable guide for our own organizing, as both a refresher for ourselves and an introductory text for those we welcome to the movement.

This book is the kind of resource I wish someone had given me when I first started organizing as a high schooler — spanning theory and practice, personal stories and hard-won lessons. Winning the Green New Deal gives us a chance to reground in why we’re here, how much we’ve already achieved, and where we’re headed. It’s an opportunity to soak in some inspiration for strength to keep pushing. And it’s a compass to keep us pointed in the right direction when the greedy and powerful try to knock us off course.

I received my copy already, and just flipping through it had me feeling more grounded and inspired around the long-term vision of our fight than I’ve been in a while.

The book will be released on August 25th and is available in paperback, ebook, and audio. Pre-order your copy today and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about launch events featuring some of the book’s contributors, and even a movement book club.

Toward the decade of the Green New Deal,

Varshini