Sunrise Movement Richmond
About Sunrise Richmond
2020 Year In Review!
2020 was an incredible year, with many highs and lows. In January, we coordinated with other Sunrise hubs across Virginia to hold a sit in at the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates' office. After hours of singing and storytelling, we finally met with Speaker Filler-Corn and got the Green New Deal Act on the docket. We held public conversations with legislators via zoom during the spring, and held a banner drop on Juneteenth. One of our proudest moments of 2020 was working with the Brown Grove community in Hanover to try and stop the construction of a Wegmans Distribution Center.
During the 2020 municipal elections, Sunrise Richmond endorsed 6 candidates. While only 2 won, we are still extremely proud of their campaigns.
Alexsis Rodgers - Mayor Tavarris Spinks - 2nd District City Council Allan-Charles Chipman for 6th District City Council - 6th District City Council Joseph S. H. Rogers for 7th District City Council - 7th District City Council Kenya Gibson - School Board 3rd District Stephanie Rizzi for 5th District School Board - School Board 5th District