On Monday, climate activists from the youth-led Sunrise Movement disrupted an event with DNC Chairman Tom Perez in Rhode Island to demand the Democratic Party do more to combat climate change and back Congressmember-elect Ocasio-Cortez’s committee.
Climate activist: “As we speak, nearly 1,000 people are missing in the California fires, and over 77 have perished. As the U.N. climate report tells us, we only have 12 years to radically transform our economy and society to stop the crisis of climate change. But politicians like you have not demonstrated the leadership we need to meet the scale and scope of this crisis. We need you to stand up for our generation. We are asking that the DNC reject all contributions from fossil fuel lobbyists and executives, and we are asking for the Green New Deal to be incorporated into the Democratic Party platform.”
Sunrise Movement is organizing a Green New Deal day of action around the country today.