The Sunrise Movement joined by the incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have helped to push climate change to the center of American politics, with a Presidential-campaign season under way. A CNN poll in late April found that climate change was the very top issue of concern among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, with eighty-two per cent rating it as a “very important” priority for Democratic candidates to take up. That figure can be attributed, in part, to the work Sunrise’s activists have done.
By Osita Nwanevu. The New Yorker. May 14, 2019.