Sunrise Movement: Young people unite to stop climate change and make it an urgent priority in the US

We all have to save the planet and that requires countries to cooperate. But most countries are tied up with their own issues. American young people have two big fights on their hands; against the gun lobby and this post explains their fight for democracy. Politicians and big business have little interest in the environment and the lives of ordinary people.

Life & Soul Magazine

Sunrise Movement is building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across the USA.

Uniting young people to stop the climate crisis, Sunrise Movement is calling for a transition​ ​to​ ​a​ ​100%​ ​renewable​ ​energy​ ​economy​ ​that​ ​leaves​ ​no​ ​one​ ​behind, an​ ​immediate​ ​halt​ ​on​ ​all​ ​new​ ​fossil​ ​fuel​ ​projects, and the​ ​break-up​ ​of​ ​the​ ​large​ ​energy​ ​monopolies​ ​and​ ​a​ ​transition​ ​to​ ​local,​ ​democratic control​ ​over​ ​the energy​ ​system.​

Sunrise Movement say: “We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country.

“Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us – if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.”

From May through to November, Sunrise Movement’s “nonviolent army” of more than 100 young people…

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