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.
In June, activists flooded social media during the first presidential debates in Miami, and took action at the DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. to demand they host a #ClimateDebate. Our 3-day sit-in demonstrated the commitment of young people to hold our leaders accountable and show the urgency of this crisis. We have the right to judge for ourselves which candidates we trust to fight for our future.
On July 30 and 31, Democratic presidential candidates will face off in Detroit, Michigan. While local Sunrise activists mobilize at the debate, we will organize hundreds of watch parties across the country to amplify their actions.
During these watch parties, we'll be flooding social media with demands for a #ClimateDebate, a #GreenNewDeal, and making plans with our friends, peers and coworkers to put the pressure on these candidates and demand they give a damn about our lives.