We are a movement of young people fighting for a better future in Westchester County and across New York State.
ABOUT OUR HUB
We are the branch of the national Sunrise Movement working on bringing Green New Deal policies to Westchester County, NY. Our hub is student-led, with members ranging in age from middle school through college.
While we are part of the broader movement, our hub focuses on local issues and policies both on the county and state levels.
Right now, we are working on:
Implementing a set of Youth Climate Action Demands for Westchester County which would help to transition Westchester to 100% renewable energy in a fair transition.
Passing the Build Public Renewables Act for New York State as part of the Public Power NY coalition
Coordinates initiatives and action events across Westchester. This team collaborates with local groups to advocate for climate, social justice, and environmental solutions. It is divided into campaign-specific subcommittees so that hub members can commit themselves to initiatives they are interested in.
The Outreach team works to expand our hub and gain support for our campaigns and initiatives. We are responsible for canvassing and tabling, recruiting and training new members, managing the sign-up form, and contacting other organizations for group events and collaborations. If you’re creative, like to spread the word by talking to people, and enjoy making people feel welcomed & needed, our Outreach team is the perfect fit for you!
As a new hub, one of our primary goals is to expand and establish ourselves. With our Instagram account, we use graphic design as a marketing tool to promote Sunrise’s work. Posting relevant and consistent content is hugely important to keep our community informed and involved in the fight for climate and social justice!