“We’re launching the Road to a Green New Deal Tour to activate the millions of Americans who are ready to fight for a Green New Deal but haven’t heard of it yet,” Varshini Prakash, co-founder of Sunrise Movement, told the Huffington Post. “When you come out to a tour stop, we’ll give you all the tools you need to spread the word within your own community, build support, and pressure your elected officials to take a stand.”
The group is ensuring that it raises its profile in some of the communities that could benefit most from a Green New Deal, including in coal-producing states where many young people are grappling with a future in which the top industries in their state don’t offer feasible, sustainable career opportunities.
The Sunrise Movement has created 100 new local chapters in the last two months, including in coal states like Wyoming and Kentucky, as well as in college towns all over the country.
Organizers are hosting a kickoff call on Thursday at 8:00pm EST to rally participants ahead of the tour
“We will win a Green New Deal when the 80 percent of Americans who haven’t heard about it, hear about it,” the group wrote in an invitation to attendees. “That’s what this call is all about—creating the popular pressure to make the Green New Deal an inevitability.”
After the tour ends in April, the Sunrise Movement is looking ahead to the 2020 elections, when organizers are prepared to directly confront Democratic candidates to demand that they take no fossil fuel donations and support the Green New Deal—a task that will be easier, the group says, when even more young Americans are behind it.
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