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Topic: Sunrise Movement

On Friday, about 600 protesters marched through Providence to assemble in front of the State House as part of a national day of climate action.

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Sunrise Movement occupies State House, rallies for climate justice

December 7, 2019 0 comments

Fourteen climate activists were arrested last night, including at least 10 University students, after occupying the Rhode Island State House rotunda for nearly five hours to call on Gov. Gina Raimondo to sign a No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. The activists were released later that night.

The national Sunrise Movement group organizes young people across the country to act against climate change and encourage politicians to pass a Green New Deal.

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Sunrise splits College Hill, Providence chapters

September 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Sunrise Movement’s Providence hub will split into a city chapter and a Brown-Rhode Island School of Design chapter over the coming weeks in an attempt to address long-standing concerns about the role of University activists in the Providence area, according to multiple organizers from the Providence chapter.

The protest Friday was one of more than 1600 Youth Climate Rallies that took place throughout the country. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

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Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

March 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change.

Sunrise Rhode Island leaders were arrested while engaged in civil protest in Washington D.C. last November and December. Members now advocate for the Green New Deal, which is legislation fighting for a transition to clean energy and protection for communities at risk from climate change.

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Student climate activist group grows under national movement

February 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Dozens of members from the Sunrise Movement’s Rhode Island chapter, most of them University students, civilly protested in Washington D.C. in November and December for progress on climate change policy and the Green New Deal.