Road to a Green New Deal

In 2018, young Sunrise leaders put the Green New Deal on the map and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country. The political establishment is scrambling to keep up with thousands of people across the country who are eager to take action and bring the promise of the Green New Deal into reality. The Koch Brothers are desperately trying to erode the incredible, bipartisan support that poll after poll shows for the Green New Deal.

That’s why we’re launching Road to the Green New Deal, 9 massive tour stops and over 100 town halls all across America. Our goals:

  • Give every single American an opportunity to hear from their neighbors about how the Green New Deal will improve their lives.

  • Counter the lies coming from the Koch Brothers and their allies.

  • Grow our movement to transform the 2020 election into a referendum on climate action.

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At each tour stop, hundreds to thousands of attendees are treated to a multimedia experience and an emotional journey.

We’ll share stories about how the crises of climate change and inequality are threatening the people and places we call home. We’ll hear from political leaders about how the Green New Deal would protect communities across the country from the worsening impacts of climate change while boosting our economy. Then we’ll lay out the plan to make the 2020 election a referendum on the Green New Deal, so we can make the Green New Deal law in 2021.

Speakers will include political leaders who are championing the effort for the Green New Deal in Congress, movement leaders mobilizing thousands to join the fight, and local community leaders who are leading the way to the transition to a society that works for all of us and protects the air we breathe, water we drink, and places we call home.


Sunrise’s speaking tour is stopping in nine locations across the U.S. to bring the fight for a Green New Deal to every corner of the country.





Detroit, mi



Des Moines, IA



Los Angeles, Ca



Paradise, CA



San antonio, tx



New Orleans, LA



berea, Ky



Washington, DC


Towns around the country are hosting their own large scale gatherings alongside the tour stops to share stories from within the community and bring the Green New Deal home.


Philadelphia, PA



We’re calling on everyone to host a Green New Deal Town Hall in their community.

We’ll gather in libraries, university campuses, churches, union halls, and living rooms to learn about the ambition and promise of a Green New Deal. We’ll hear from political and community leaders, and discuss the pathway to make the Green New Deal become reality. We’ll elevate the stories of people and communities who are already feeling the devastation of climate change, who are facing skyrocketing inequality, and whose futures depend on us transforming our economy.

Once you sign up, we’ll send you the a guide and connect with you a coach to get you started. You’ll have access to recruitment materials, webinars, and even a script that you can modify for your event.


We wouldn’t be able to put on our tour events without help from some partners. Special thanks to:

  • Climate Uprising

  • Detroit DSA

  • Good Jobs Now

  • Gulf Coast Center for Law and Poverty

  • Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

  • Justice Democrats

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

  • SEIU 32BJ