Road to a Green New Deal

In 2018, the world’s top scientists warned we have only 12 years to transform our economy to “avoid catastrophic environmental breakdown” within our lifetimes. Together with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we brought a plan to Congress that matches the urgency and scale of the crisis.

Now, the Road to the Green New Deal is our biggest project yet. Tens of thousands of people are gathering in nearly every state to hear how the Green New Deal would improve their community and get the tools and resources to pressure their policymakers to get behind it. 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.

Watch and share this video to be part of something huge.

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 eight 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



chico, CA



New Orleans, LA



Lexington, Ky



Washington, DC


Other locations will be hosting their own town halls alongside tour stops. Check out the major town halls and find more on the map below.


Durham, NC



New York City, NY



Philadelphia, PA



Chicago, IL



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:


Additional thanks to:

  • Labor Network for Sustainability

  • The Enviro Show

  • Franciscan Action Network

  • Important, Not Important

  • Organic Consumers Association

  • Massachusetts High School Democrats

  • Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community

  • Climate Reality Project (Central Florida Chapter)

  • Elders Climate Action

  • Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement