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WE ARE SUNRISE MOVEMENT PDX

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MISSION

Taking Action at a Local Level

We are a movement of young people working to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We are fighting for a Green New Deal at the local, state, and federal levels that addresses injustice and inequity while also fighting the climate crisis.

 

GET INVOLVED

We are active all across Portland- check out our calendar to see our upcoming events!

FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

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why this matters

We Need Your Voice

I found Sunrise PDX after months of feeling depressed and hopeless in the face of the IPCC’s terrifying report last fall. Sunrise PDX surrounds me with passionate young people who refuse to lose hope and who inspire and empower me to do the work of creating the world we need.
— SUZIE KASSOUF
I joined Sunrise PDX because of my love for hiking, camping, and rock climbing. I realized that as someone who enjoys outdoor activities I should be working to protect natural resources and spaces so that future generations, such as my niece, can enjoy them as much as I do. Since becoming a member of Sunrise PDX my sense of powerlessness about what is happening to the planet I love has subsided because within this group I can take action.
— Khristina Rhead
Since attending my first Sunrise PDX meeting just months ago, I truly feel like I’ve found my people. Organizing with these incredible friends, these powerful, smart, world-changing friends has been beyond words. I used to feel hopelessness and despair about the climate crisis, but Sunrise has given me community, hope, and action to pour that energy into.
— Maddie Lee

Your turn

What’s your climate story? We want to hear from you. Why are you moved to act? What do you want for our future?



 

the green new deal

Just getting started? Watch Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez envision the decade after the Green New Deal- a sustainable, prosperous future for all.


support us

Sunrise Movement PDX needs your help to keep operations going! We need your support for art supplies, refreshments at our meetings, transportation, and other overhead costs.

Contribute today to help us take back our generation's future. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼✊🏻



RALLY FOR
THE GREEN NEW DEAL

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bold legislative action

WHAT IS THE GREEN NEW DEAL?

The Green New Deal is a call to action for our nation to come together to make the impossible possible, just like we did when we overcame the Great Depression, won World War 2, built the transcontinental railroad, and went to the moon. It’s a 10-year plan to mobilize every sector of American society to meet the historic challenges of climate change, environmental degradation, economic inequality, and racial injustice.

The Green New Deal has 5 main goals:

1. Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers.

2. Create millions of good, high wage jobs; and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States.

3. Invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century.

4. Secure clean air and water, climate and community resilience, healthy food, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all.

5. Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities.


It will achieve these goals through a series of ambitious national projects each guided by a set of principles and guidelines to ensure that no one is left behind in the transition to a new economy.