Engelfried, Nick

Nick Engelfried
1 April 2019Feature

How young activists in the Sunrise movement turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a powerful movement

Hundreds of young people from the Sunrise Movement flood congress in Washington DC to push for a Green New Deal, 10 December. Photo: Rachael Warriner / Sunrise Movement

At the end of February, over 250 young people converged on US senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington DC for a sit-in marking one of the latest escalations in the youth-led campaign for a Green New Deal.

The action, led by youth from McConnell’s state of Kentucky, was planned in direct…