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Waking up to the Sunrise Movement

Recently, though, Sunrise Movement forced me to confront the uncomfortable truth that, as an activist, I was failing to live up to the “love two children at once” bargain. I had been so committed to improving democratic process that I neglected the growing climate justice movement. I battled climate change via a bank shot, never directly, in part because the oncoming catastrophes—droughts, floods, wildfires, unlivable habitats, not-so-natural disasters, mass species extinctions, and millions of climate refugees—engulfed me in existential despair.

But at the Sunrise Movement’s Road to a Green New Deal Tour in Boston on April 16, I realized my mistake.

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The Progressive