Category Archives: Sunrise Movement

International Solidarity Actions. NO PIPELINES! CALL TO ACTION!

Although several of us were able to attend the vigil in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en last month, we decided not to get together today in support of the International Solidarity Actions as a precaution related to the spread of coronavirus. … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Parade

The following is from the Facebook page of the Climate Crisis Parade https://www.facebook.com/events/524437575064433/ Join 70 organizations – as an individual, family, or organization – to rally the media to cover the CLIMATE CRISIS!Every four years, Des Moines is “media central” … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement 2020

I recently summarized my involvement with the Sunrise Movement, beginning when the Movement made national news in November, 2018, and the Sunrise youth staged a sit-in at Speaker Pelosi’s office, some arrested for nonviolent direct action. One of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders

Yesterday’s post was not hopeful about people changing to finally begin to address our rapidly worsening environmental chaos: However this all evolves, what we do know is we have to build Beloved communities, to live as best we can as … Continue reading

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How to talk about the Green New Deal at the dinner table

So you’ve just walked in the door for a holiday dinner—your cousins are arguing, the air smells like baked cinnamon, and some combo of Fox, MSNBC or ESPN is playing in the other room.  It’s the first time you’ve seen … Continue reading

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“Home”

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 … Continue reading

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Protest and Protect

Definitions Protest: a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Demonstrate: take part in a public demonstration. synonyms: protest · rally · march · parade · sit in · vigil Vigil: a stationary, peaceful demonstration in support … Continue reading

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Do All the Good You Can

This summer I was blessed to attend the first National Network Assembly which was held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp near Boone, Iowa. It was a wonderful experience and successful in attaining its goal of providing opportunities for community … Continue reading

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Silencing Protest

Silencing protest is crucial for establishing an authoritarian regime, as the current Republican party and administration are doing. As is suppressing media coverage of protests, or delegitimizing what reporting is done as “fake” news. I remember how shocked I was … Continue reading

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Where you gonna hide from the hell you made?

On Friday, my 12-year-old son carried his handmade cardboard protest sign to one of the thousands of climate strikes around the world, along with five of his classmates. His sign read, “Where you gonna hide from the hell you made?” … Continue reading

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