Inside A Sunrise Movement Activist Boot Camp

Inside A Sunrise Movement Activist Boot Camp

June 17, 2019

Can you take over the economy by mimicking freshman-year college orientation?

That’s the strategy the eco-extremist organization the “Sunrise Movement” is reportedly relying on to pass the “Green New Deal.”

Earlier this year, Power The Future delved into the truth behind the “Sunrise Movement,” and found that they’re hardly the grassroots activists they claim to be.

The Sunrise Movement casts themselves as a grassroots group of climate activists. But dig a little deeper, and it is clear that the group is hardly organic.

In fact, the Sunrise Movement received initial funding from, a well-known environmental group. And where is the Sunrise Movement located? None other than the offices of the Sierra Club, one of the largest eco-activist groups in the nation. Sunrise even accepted a $50,000 check from the Sierra Club. In addition to and the Sierra Club, the Sunrise Movement also has ties to politically-connected Democratic-leaning organizations, including the Wallace Global Fund, the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Winslow Foundation.

Now, the Sunrise Movement is turning this institutional support into an educational program. And it went as you might expect.

Over the weekend, Politico Magazine released a story detailing their experience at a Sunrise Movement activist training session.

“The boot camp itself sometimes seemed like a cross between a summer camp for hippies and a high school pep rally. There were a lot of songs sung in circles, the facilitators shared many favorable videos and articles about Sunrise published over the past year, and people snapped incessantly to show support whenever anyone said anything remotely vulnerable or profound,” reported Politico.

“Other times, it could feel like first-year orientation at a liberal college.” One Sunrise activist lauded that the group has “coaches” from Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street.

This is a sign that the eco-left is struggling, not a sign that they’re succeeding. You don’t resort to copying Occupy Wall Street’s tactics when you’ve gained meaningful influence in Washington. You do it when you’re on the outs and failing to gain attention.