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How to Take Action with Sunrise

Take Action Online

If you are new to Sunrise, join a Welcome Call!

All trainings are currently online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll skill up so we are ready to take climate action in mass numbers when it is safe to do so!

Join Trainings

Trainings are a great place to start. You’ll be provided with guidance, resources, seasoned leaders you can lean on, and you’ll meet allies who are taking their first step just like you and make friends for life! We’ll bring you up to speed on why we need to build power and boost your organizing skills.

Elect People’s Champions

Phone banking helps build political power by voting out corrupt politicians and voting in real leaders who will stand up for their communities and a Green New Deal. No prior experience necessary; we’ll give you the training and information needed to help people find how to vote!

Organize Your Community

Organizing programs are designed for people who are ready to take the next step to plan fun and powerful actions! We’ll provide you with training, coaching, and key resources to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Sunrise leader and organize wherever you live!

Take action to defeat Trump
and grow the movement

If you live in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, join a swing state takeover event!

Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are the four most important states for young voters to turn out to defeat Trump and send a clear message to the establishment that we are ready for the decade of the Green New Deal and will settle for nothing less. That’s why we’re having conversations with everyone we know, making sure they’re ready to vote and join us in the streets right after. This kind of organizing is fun, easy and the #1 most effective thing we can be doing right now – and we need you to join us, even if you’ve never done anything like this before!


Make calls to young voters in swing states!

 Our swing state phonebanks are in partnership with Dream Defenders, United We Dream Action and March For Our Lives. We will be calling young, disenfranchised voters in swing states who did not vote in 2016 to make sure they have the info they need to vote this year, and to invite them to take action with our movements.

Attend a postcard party!

 If you’ve ordered your postcards, come write them in good company at one of our Postcard Parties! You’ll be joined by Sunrisers from around the country filling out postcards to send to young voters in swing states to ask them to commit to vote. Make sure you write and mail out your postcards by October 16!

Help text over a million young people in swing states!

We’ll be texting the same young people of color and working class people in swing states who didn’t make it out to vote in 2016. Let’s make sure they have the info they know to join the wave of youth voters and invite them to take action with Sunrise.

Become a Monthly Donor

The best way you can contribute financially is by joining our monthly donor program. Start today with a $27 monthly donation.

Want to learn more about how your donation will help us win a Green New Deal? Find out how we use our funds here.

Volunteer With Sunrise

Find an Online Team

Everyone has a role to offer to our movement. It will take all of us to win. It will take all of us to win.

  • Can you make social justice art to share on social media?
  • Are you looking to strengthen your training skills?
  • Do you want to help in our email inbox?
  • Are you great at producing videos?
  • Can you sort through ungodly piles of data?

There are numerous ways to contribute to our movement from wherever you are. Are you in?


Volunteer with Your Local Hub

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Older than 35? Curious about your place in a youth movement?

People who don’t identify as youth are still invited to show up and be active members of Sunrise. We know that everyone has something to lose to the climate crisis and everything to gain by stopping it. Check out our guide for adult and elder allies. Thank you!