Direct-Action Groups Rally Grassroots Support for Action on Climate Change
It’s not just Greta Thunberg’s school strikers who want action on the climate crisis. Groups like the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion are adding a new sense of urgency to the climate movement. Extinction Rebellion wants politicians to declare a climate emergency, and the Chicago branch recently had an action at the Thompson Center to target Governor Pritzker. The Sunrise movement recently occupied the Illinois Democratic Party offices in their campaign to force a climate debate among the Democratic primary presidential candidates. We hear from organizers from both groups about their organizations and tactics.