Sunrise (sometimes called Sunrise Movement) is a center-left 501(c)(4) environmental advocacy organization. The group endorses liberal Democratic Party candidates for public office and organizes alongside other activist organizations to support environmental legislation it terms a “Green New Deal.” It is the 501(c)(4) advocacy counterpart to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Sunrise Movement Education Fund (legal name U.S. Climate Plan Inc.).
Environmental activist Evan Weber is co-founder and political director of Sunrise. Student Matthew Lichtash and professional activist and former Obama administration appointee Michael Dorsey also serve as co-founders on Sunrise’s board of directors.