ARE WE UP TO?
HERE ARE OUR GOALS.
The Sunrise Movement is a national organization with many different hubs. Here are the principles that make Sunrise different from other environmental organizations.
Sunrise Tacoma is a hub of the organization that organizes for the goals of Sunrise National, but also cares about issues that are specific to Tacoma and hopes to make our city more progressive and sustainable for our future!
Endorsing GND Candidates and Legislation
We work to make sure that the people who get elected and the policy that gets passed are equitable and create a clean and just future. We endorse local candidates who support the Green New Deal and policy that aligns with our values. Watch the video below to learn more about the Green New Deal!
Clean Energy & No LNG
Tacoma, unfortunately, houses a huge LNG energy facility which was built on sacred Indigenous land without the permission of the Puyallup tribe. This violates treaty rights and is unacceptable. We support clean energy sources and want to make sure Indigenous people's wishes are followed on their land, which we have stolen and settled on.
Partnering with Local Causes / Organizations
When seeking justice, we cannot focus on just one issue from one angle. We are committed to working with other local organizations and organizers to create justice for all. For example, as well as climate justice issues, we support Black Lives Matter, defunding the police, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and union rights, among other priorities.