|Sunrise Movement Members on Capitol Hill... before being jailed.|
More than 1,000 young people and allies flooded the Capitol Hill hallways and offices (10 Dec 2018) of Democratic representatives to demand that elected officials listen to their youngest constituents — as well as some of the world’s top scientists — and back the bold proposal to shift the US to a zero-carbon energy system by 2050 in order to save the planet from an irreversible climate catastrophe. Thanks to efforts spearheaded by the youth-led Sunrise Movement, the number of Democratic lawmakers now supporting a Select Committee on a Green New deal has now swelled to 23.
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Over 140 Arrested as Youth-Led Demonstrators Demand Green New Deal, Julia Conley, Common Dreams, truthout.org, 11 Dec 2018.
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Over 100 Arrests Made In Green New Deal Protests