Sunrise Movement Boston

Sunrise Movement Boston

The Sunrise Movement is a group of young people working to pass a Green New Deal that will end the climate crisis and create millions of new jobs to restart our economy. At Sunrise Boston, we are fighting for progressive leaders and policies to promote environmental justice in Massachusetts and across the country.

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September 17, 2020 21 min

In 2020, we’re all asking how we get through this. I think all of us are searching for some hope, trying to find ways of looking at the world that could help us chart a path to a better future even when times are this bad. Ayanna Pressley is someone who shows you that path forward even when things seem bleak. She helps us imagine how much better life could be if we collectively have the will and determination to make the right chan...

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Nichole Mossalam ran this fall to represent Medford and Malden in the MA State House. We had this conversation before the election. She didn’t win, but I wanted you to still hear this because I don’t think she is going anywhere. She is a leader in the Muslim community, she does interfaith outreach, she organizes events promoting charitable causes and religious tolerance, she worked with Our Revolution, and she ran a creative, energ...

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Senator Markey stands out in a lot of ways. He has been one of the most steadfast allies of Sunrise, he was one of the authors of the GND resolution and sponsored it in the senate. But he’s not new to this fight. Like he points out in this conversation, he’s been calling for a transition to renewable energy - a “Solar Society” he used to say - for 44 years. And that’s not the only place he’s been ahead of the curve. He’s passed mor...

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If elected, Robbie Goldstein will be the only infectious disease doctor in Congress.  But the fact that we need him to win goes a lot deeper than that. Robbie is running because when he talked to patients, he realized that their health outcomes were largely the downstream consequences of systemic problems. Problems like pollution, food insecurity, bad housing, and lack of access to Transportation. A lot of the personal tragedies pe...

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August 12, 2020 30 min

A few years ago, Boston Magazine ran a story contrasting the history of the Charles and the Mystic rivers. Both used to be extremely polluted, and in the 90's the Charles river got cleaned up. But people living along the Mystic river, in communities like Chelsea, Charlestown and Everett, don’t have the kinds of resources of people in the Back Bay and as a result, the Mystic is still a dumping ground for carcinogenic, toxic wast...

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Throughout her career so far, Brandy has demonstrated her commitment to fighting systemic racism in the criminal legal system and dismantling the school to prison pipeline. As a lawyer, she has worked to provide equitable representation to people regardless of their race or background. As a teacher, she has fought to ensure that kids get the support they need. As an advocate on beacon hill, she has successfully lobbied for investme...

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Building a fairer, greener, and more compassionate society is positive sum. That’s Jen Fries’ vision of where we need to go. The society we live in today is the product of really narrow assumptions about what is possible and whose voices are worth listening to. Jen is challenging those assumptions to build better public transit, lower carbon emissions, and stand up for people who aren’t being heard today. She wants to pass better p...

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Today we’re talking to Jordan Meehan. I think of him as the “man with a plan” for progressives in Massachusetts. If you look at his website, he has these really well thought-out, comprehensive strategies on how to stabilize housing for renters, fix our transit system, and pursue equity and justice for marginalized groups, as well as a detailed, fresh look at what a Green New Deal in Massachusetts would mean. He’s running to guarant...

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Joe Gravellese is running to be a Massachusetts state rep in a district just north of Boston. Joe centers climate justice in thinking about the opportunities he wants to bring to his community. It’s a community that’s been hit hard by Covid but was fighting some really tough problems before that too. You’re gonna hear him talk some about opioid addiction and the harm that pollution has been doing to the health of residents there. J...

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