January 22, 2020 – The new Nevada County chapter of the Sunrise Movement is planning a Launch Event on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at NEO, 139 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley. There will be videos introducing the Sunrise Movement’s 2020 agenda and how to win a Green New Deal. Sunrise is the nation’s leading youth organization making climate change the number one priority in this new decade. The event will take place in alignment with the national Sunrise Movement Agenda.

The Sunrise Movement, which is led by people ages 13 to 35, is a nation-wide organization made up of over 300 local hubs and growing. The Nevada County hub of Sunrise is in a formational stage, getting its initial bearings through grass roots meetings and online training sessions from the national organization. The group is hoping that young people who come to the Launch Party will be inspired to join the organization. 

The Nevada County Sunrise chapter has organized multiple Climate Strikes over the past few months, as well as co-facilitated workshops and joined panels for discussion. Their goal is to raise awareness about the climate emergency, to promote a Green New Deal, and to show solidarity with young people and future generations who will face the worst impacts of climate change. 

Young people who want to know more or get involved in local Sunrise actions and events are invited to contact Nevada County Sunrise via email, Facebook, or Instagram; contact information is included below. We will help to get local youth involved in planning and participating in our events. The group has support from adult allies aligned with other local organizations including the Nevada County Peace and Justice Center and Earth Justice Ministries. 

Contact the Nevada County Hub – Facebook: nevadacountysunrise 

Instagram: @nevadacountysunrise – Email: nevadacountysunrise@gmail.com 

Find out more about the national Sunrise Movement at sunrisemovement.org

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