Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance

Start: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7:30 PM

2018 is here and it's time to go BIG!  

Come join Sunrise to help us launch our powerful & exciting No Fossil Fuel Money Campaign this spring! At this event, you'll get to:

-- Meet other awesome Sunrise members!
-- Eat some yummy food!
-- Watch an exciting livestream featuring an AMAZING lineup of speakers from across the climate movement including Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben and Sunrise's own Varshini Prakash!
-- Learn how you can get involved and take action with Sunrise (more details below)!

It's going to be really fun - we can't wait to see you there! :D

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This event is being hosted at Sunrise Boston member Brian Stilwell's house. Unfortunately, the space is not accessible (there are about 6 steps to enter the space). A sweet 10 year-old chocolate lab named Kaiah also lives here (so heads up to anyone with allergies). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian at

On January 31, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, our movement will come together for Fossil Free Fast, a live streamed event where leaders from across the climate movement will lay out their plans to resist the Trump Administration’s ongoing attacks on our climate, win back power in the 2018 and 2020 elections, and secure the lasting change on climate we need.

Speakers will include: Senator Bernie Sanders, co-founder Bill McKibben, Rev. Lennox Yearwood from Hip Hop Caucus, Jacqueline Patterson from the NAACP, Cherri Foytlin from BOLD Louisiana, Adriana Voss-Andreae from 350PDX, Jessica Lorena Rangel from Eyes of a Dreamer and, of course, our very own Varshini Prakash from the Sunrise (among others!).

The livestreamed event will go from ~8:00 - 9:00 PM EST.

Everyone can see that the climate is changing. Home doesn’t feel like home anymore. We face the frightening reality that climate change will irreversibly transform our world within our lifetimes. Solutions to stop climate change are ready to go, and they’ll create millions of jobs.

But this brighter future is being held hostage by a greedy handful of wealthy oil and gas executives. They will stop at nothing to ensure they continue to profit off the main culprit of climate change: fossil fuels. They lie to the public, buy off politicians of both parties with campaign contributions to stall progress ($260 million spent in the 2016 election cycle!) and secure massive giveaways for themselves.

In 2018, politicians across the country are running for office, and they’ll be courting young peoples’ votes. This is our time to say: No. More. Fossil. Fuel. Money.

Together, we can make 2018 the year when no politician can seriously claim to care about our generation’s future and still take money from fossil fuel executives, their front-groups, or lobbyists.

This year, Sunrise’s army of young people will #ShineALight on the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives at campaign events, gather thousands of signatures from constituents, and get hundreds of candidates signed onto the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.

We’ll throw our weight behind the candidates who share our values, and elect a new generation of leaders to spearhead one of the biggest government projects in history — a rapid transition to a 100% renewable energy economy that leaves no one behind.

Welcome to the No Fossil Fuel Money Campaign! (