As youth, we are worried about our futures. With about ten years before the damage we’ve done to our climate is irreversible, we need to do anything and everything we can to combat the crisis.

We are concerned students at Sequoyah who are doing everything we can to ensure our local governments take the climate crisis seriously and treat it like the emergency it is.

Sunrise is a 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.

We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are gathering in classrooms, living rooms, and worship halls across the country. Everyone has a role to play. Public opinion is already with us – if we unite by the millions we can turn this into political power and reclaim our democracy.

We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning.