While environmentalists have long since dominated their own corner of the lobbying universe, there has been another battle cry being sung— this time centering around the “Green New Deal”, a legislative proposal that many environmental groups — and voters — have embraced as a gold standard of sorts.
It has shifted the discussion on climate change policy from practical environmental policy to a moral imperative by linking it to issues such as equality of the sexes, The theatrics of the XR and Sunrise activists are just that: rehearsed, premeditated, and anything but spontaneous. The reality is that these calculating, power-hungry backroom dealers now have an army of followers willing to make a scene and get arrested on behalf of their doomsday prophecy.
That didn't happen overnight, that happened because we kept our hope alive & we kept organizing. The link spans over a decade. Dorsey, one of the founders of Sunrise, came over with The Sierra Club’s influence, brand recognition, and their money. Salamon promotes this analogy in the manifesto, and now Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is echoing it. Perhaps, they’re revising it to a rounder 10, as presidential hopeful, Perhaps the most powerful position a Momentum Community alumnus has reached is that of Waleed Shahid, who today is the communications director of the Justice Democrats and a key figure in the Pennsylvania Working Families Party. First, the ruling class kill messengers and then co-opt their messages. The Sunrise Movement appears to be no different, and we should presumably see their numbers for 2018 soon (most nonprofits ask for six month extensions on filing taxes, pushing their due date to November 15th). Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, changing public opinion among white Americans. This year, Sunrise Movement was also awarded a $1 million grant from Wallace Global Fund, a massive and experienced private foundation who are staunch financial supporters of Democracy Alliance’s New Venture Fund (there’s that Kessler guy again), in addition to donating to the Tides Foundation and Sierra Club, among others. PAC-related content on this website is paid for by Sunrise PAC, 50 F Street NW STE #700, Washington, DC 20001. [email protected], Regional Organizer in VA, COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE COUNT EVERY VOTE, Keep pushing @sunrisemvmt https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1323248499987808256. This is why it is fundamentally important to pay attention, and even scrutinize, organizations who claim to be grassroots over where they get their money. Even Rolling Stone, when covering Sunrise’s protest at Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office in February, remarked that some of the children looked to be in elementary school. On top of a national office, they have set up branches in states across the country, and one would think that this “movement”, as large as it is becoming, is stunningly natural. SVA then proceeded to donate $150,000 to the PA Conservation Voters Fund. This is (unfortunately) standard operating procedure for 501(c)(4)s, and pretty much any organization who can get away with being as least transparent as legally possible; and make no mistake, it definitely is legal. The Momentum Community acts as the training workshop for Ayni. If you’re freaking out, you’re not […]. Mr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities. There is no telling how much dark money is passing between these groups, because they go out of their way to complicate their finances into obscurity. It’s a simple proposition, really: If your intentions are good, why all the secrecy? However, philosophical problems can arise when it comes to the issues of funding — more specifically, the organizations writing the checks and their reasoning for doing so. Dorsey, one of the founders of Sunrise, came over with The Sierra Club’s influence, brand recognition, and their money. During the, After the first debate in June, the Sunrise activists succeeded in lobbying for two, Somehow Inslee, who has staked his campaign on climate change and whose plan Sunrise has, Inslee may not be going because he is already a full convert.
This dark hour in America cannot last.
Social change doesn’t come cheap. Then again, being as she isn’t a nationally known public figure, no one would know the wiser if she threw in a few thousand dollars here and there. George Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push. Your support, at least on a financial level, is no longer rooted in the grass; it’s rooted in the Cayman Islands (Soros' Open Society Institute has over $400 million parked in accounts there). In fact, its use of terms such as “climate emergency,” “climate justice,” and similar inventions has been underway since at least the mid-2000s. There is no telling how much dark money is passing between these groups, because they go out of their way to complicate their finances into obscurity.
RBF, which draws contributions from David Rockefeller Sr. himself, funds dozens of organizations in the U.S. and abroad (such as Center for American Progress, Demos, Media Matters, and Tides Center), and has hundreds of millions of dollars in the stock market — with a fair amount invested in big oil. 2. Its initial officers Evan Weber, Matt Lichtash, and Michael Dorsey had all been affiliated with either Occupy Wall Street or the Sierra Club. In 2017, Tides Foundation took in almost $290 million dollars in private contributions. The elites of this country have proven time and time again that they are not a Progressive’s ally — and they’ve got decades of receipts to prove it. When George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) was accused last year of funding Black Lives Matter (BLM), Ken Zimmerman, the director of U.S. programs at OSF, flatly denied it and claimed it was a fantastic rumor. All of it. MVP is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides, and if you’ve stuck with me this far, you undoubtedly can see why there is a problem with where their money is coming from. Your support, at least on a financial level, is no longer rooted in the grass; it’s rooted in the Cayman Islands (Soros’ Open Society Institute has over $400 million parked in accounts there).
WGF, through its own investment (as of 2017) in the Brandes International Equity fund, indirectly invests in Eni S.p.A. and Engie S.A. According to tax documents filed for 2017, Sierra Club reported over $126 million in contributions; and while they disclosed the amounts of 295 donations (some in the millions), not only do they not equal the sum reported, no information whatsoever was disclosed about the individuals donating. This is why Sunrise’s lack of transparency is disheartening, to say the least. Youth turnout is up 610% in Texas, due in large part to the incredible energy that @sunrisemvmt has brought to this campaign. Sierra Club has also had the backing of the enigmatic billionaire donor network Democracy Alliance, which was founded by the granddaddy of Democratic mega-donors, George Soros. It matters how we get there. The illusion is that groups such as these are providing the energy and enthusiasm of youth, while Shahid and other heavyweights such as McKibben are providing the support. We have to stop using coal in 10 years!”. With Sierra Club’s track record of secrecy in regards to their donors, there is no concrete way of knowing how much money has been injected into their coffers from Democracy Alliance affiliates — and Sierra Club is far from the only group associated with the Sunrise Movement that can be financially traced to the dark money super network. Sunrise is a movement of young people uniting to stop the climate crisis. The details of her job with DA describes her as “working closely” with the organizations funded by the network — in essence, she acts as a liaison of sorts. Of the $220 million, the foundation will invest $150 million in five-year grants for selected groups, including progressive and emerging organizations like the Black Voters Matter Fund and Repairers of the Breach, a group founded by the Rev. They’ve organized marches, massive protests, and even sit-ins in the name of climate change.