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 movement of 100,000-500,000 young people demanding urgent action on slavery. This group gathered and made noise to make themselves impossible to ignore.

When our government does nothing to stop federal agents from snatching us off the streets, when they force us to go back to school in unsafe conditions when they do nothing to stop our democracy from crumbling, we will shout and sing at their doors from dusk until dawn and make them hear us. We are wide awake and we’ll ensure that the architects of this death economy will be too.

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