A group of young people helped Biden win. Now they want him to fix the climate crisis | American News


Joe Biden will need to take the path of the most ambitious climate agenda ever adopted by a US president through not only stubborn Republican obstruction, but also an emerging youth climate movement that is already making plans to hold him accountable.

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A record The turnout of young voters, a cohort torn by fear over the climate crisis, helped Biden beat Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. The Sunrise movement, the progressive youth-led climate group, has reached 3.5 million young voters in Swing States and now wants to see a return on those efforts.

“We will have to see if Joe Biden lives up to his word when he says climate change is his number one problem, but rest assured the movement will be there to remind him every moment of the way,” said Varshini Prakash, co -Founder of the group, which rose to fame last year after a viral video showed an eventful encounter between Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and young climate activists who had occupied his office. “We delivered for Biden, now it’s time to deliver for us.”


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