‘We’re going to #change the debate,’ says Sunrise movement

Over 1,000 youths gathered on Capitol Hill to garner Congressional support for a Green New Deal in December, 2018. Now youth are organizing to demand answers from the Democratic Party presidential candidates at the upcoming debates.


Editor’s note: The Sunrise movement is “building an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process” (sunrisemovement.org) Below is their call for participation in the democratic presidential debates in July.

Last November, we challenged Democratic leadership with a simple question: What is your plan? That question shook the world.

Since then, presidential candidates have been racing to back the Green New Deal, the first plan to treat climate change like the emergency it is. But others have doubled down on the same corporate-driven policies that have failed for decades. This approach is a death sentence for our generation.

On July 30-31, 20 candidates will walk onstage in Detroit. They’ll ask for our votes. We’ll ask them to give a damn about our lives.

Join us in Detroit to turn the tide of history together. For our future. For justice. For humanity. Let’s #ChangeTheDebate.

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