Sunrise is growing in Maine, and we're starting in the greater Portland area!
Sunrise Movement is the youth-led movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs that, in the past 8 months, changed U.S. climate politics and launched the Green New Deal into mainstream U.S. politics. At our core, we're a movement that strategically uses moral protest and electoral engagement to shift the public eye to understand the emergency that the climate crisis is and that anything short of a Green New Deal that mobilizes our economy and our society to create a better world is an insufficient response. We aim to work in tandem with other movements for change in shifting the political common sense of this country and broaden the realm of what is politically possible to include the necessary responses to the crises of our time, and cultivate a welcoming, fun community within our own. What we're starting now is a decentralized hub of the broader movement, which is pretty much the basis of the movement (a year ago there were ~12; now there are over 250).
There's major potential -- need -- for Sunrise in Maine. In addition to our state politics, with the upcoming races in 2020 here, we believe we're one of the most important places to organize ourselves if we want to win the Senate nationally, put a stop to the climate crisis, and bring about the era of the Green New Deal. To do that, though, we need to start here at the very grassroots and work our way up, growing the movement, developing leaders, and starting with smaller actions and campaigns that will eventually work our way up to potentially dramatically shift Maine politics around the climate crisis and every issue it effects.
Join us on July 9th as we launch our hub. In order to win, we need all hands on deck.