Following is a message from the Sunrise Movement’s endorsement of Andrew Romanoff for the U.S. Senate from Colorado. I wanted to share this powerful political ad about climate chaos just released from his campaign.
I think this is example of what we’ll see in this election, like the last election, where incumbent politicians will be challenged by candidates from their own party who support a Green New Deal. Youth will not support a presidential candidate who doesn’t declare climate disaster as the number one priority, and/or who doesn’t support a Green New Deal.
My name’s Jess Abkarian, I’m a 20 year-old member of Sunrise Colorado, and I’m terrified for what the climate crisis means for my future.
My state and our country are at a crossroads. Will we continue down the business-as-usual path of destruction that has led us to this point, or will we restore our economy and environment with a Green New Deal? Will we let the same corrupt politicians of both parties run the show in Washington, DC, or will we elect a new class of leaders who stand with us, not Big Oil?
These choices are incredibly alive for us right now in the 2020 Colorado Senate race, and I wanted to make sure you saw this video that Sunrise Movement endorsed candidate Andrew Romanoff released yesterday. It lays out the stakes of this moment so clearly, and is unlike any political ad you’ve ever seen.
The video shows what so many are already experiencing when it comes to climate change and environmental injustice — and what’s at stake in the 2020 election. When we look at the national map, we see a clear path to a Democratic majority in the Senate — and it runs through Colorado.
But to win a transformative Green New Deal, electing just any Democrat won’t do. We need to elect leaders like Andrew who are committed to tackling the climate crisis head on, not just going along with the status quo or cozying up to the oil and gas industry.
Andrew is one of the first Senate candidates endorsed by Sunrise Movement this cycle because he’s proven his commitment to the urgent 10-year mobilization envisioned by the Green New Deal and shown us we can trust him by taking the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. Electing Andrew to U.S. Senate would be a gamechanger for our fight for a Green New Deal that would send shockwaves in 2020 and beyond.
The future portrayed in the video is not inevitable. Our choices in this moment will shape history. Together, we can elect a Senate majority that will make combating climate change a priority as we head into the 2020 election and beyond. It starts in Colorado. Andrew is the champion we need