Who we are


The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

The Long Beach Hub

The Sunrise Movement hub in Long Beach, California was started in 2019 by a group of local students from CSULB. By 2022, we’ve grown to over 100 local youth organizers who volunteer their time to advocate for a Green New Deal and the big, bold solutions we need implemented to realize climate justice for Long Beach. Follow us on our socials at @sunrisemvmt_lb

History of The Sunrise Movement

Sunrise sped up its journey in 2017. The plan was clear: make climate change the top election issue and win governing power to make change happen. During the 2018 midterms, Sunrise worked to oust candidates who would not refuse funding from the fossil fuel industry and rallied behind candidates who were proponents of renewable energy. After those elections, Sunrise set their sights on the Green New Deal to combat the climate crisis and ensure a just transition to clean energy, creating millions of good jobs in the process.

Theory of Change

People Power

We develop an active base of public support by having person-to-person conversations with out family, friends, neighbors, and communities and drawing people into meaningful moments of action through escalated moral protest.

Political Power

We help catalyze a critical mass of enthusiastically supportive public officials who will fight for our shared vision of a just future. We vote out corrupt officials and vote in real leaders who will side with us.

People’s Alignment

We help to build an extension network of movements and groups united by the shared vision of a government that fights for dignity and justice for all.