Join Sunrise Movement and climate allies in Washington, DC on December 10th to demand Congress makes a real plan to address climate change.
We are making history and permanently changing the politics of climate change. 15 Democratic members of Congress and over 75 organizations (including Brightest) have endorsed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. After years of arguing over false or incomplete solutions, politicians and the public are finally debating something that could work -- a massive government jobs program to stop climate change on the timeline demanded by science and justice.
We don’t have a moment to waste. Wildfires are burning down whole towns in California, and the latest UN Climate Report says we only have 12 years to rapidly transform our economy to protect human civilization as we know it. Young people carry the burden of imagining our futures under climate breakdown, and now we’re seeing our nightmares become reality.
We have a 2 week window before this session of Congress ends on December 13th to set the agenda on climate change in the coming year.
But corporate Democrats are blocking progress to appease their donors. They’ve taken millions of dollars from fossil fuel lobbyists, executives and corporate PACs and they are doing everything they can to block the Select Committee, and keep policy-making in the committees they control so they can block any legislation that their big donors don’t approve. Politicians who take money from the companies profiting off climate change, should not be leading policy making on climate change.
Now is the time to go bigger than ever! 200 Sunrisers changed the world by sitting-in at Nancy Pelosi’s office. Then, only a week later, we upped the ante by visiting 150 Congressional offices across the country. Now, we need to push the envelope even further. We’ll descend on the U.S. Capitol 500-strong to tell all Congressional Democrats: Reject fossil fuel money and support a Green New Deal!
We are winning.
We are within reach of winning the Select Committee on a Green New Deal. This could be the tipping point that puts us over the edge. But even if we fall short of winning the committee, every voice raised for a Green New Deal is a huge victory. This plan wasn’t even on the map before November 13, and we’ve made it the talk of the nation. Now is the time to keep pushing and get #GreenNewDeal over the finish line.
The world is watching.
See you on December 10.
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