Sunrise Movement PDX

Sunrise Movement PDX
Organizer and Communications

In March 2019, I joined the newly launched Sunrise Movement PDX, a local chapter of a national youth-led climate action organization. I immediately began organizing events and actions with the coordination team, co-leading the Green New Deal team and soon after taking over our social media strategy and content creation. I currently oversee our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with the assistance of a few fellow organizers. I also led media outreach and communications efforts for our Road to a #GreenNewDeal town hall, the Portland leg of a national town hall tour. I worked alongside my peers on speaker outreach, logistics, programming strategy, and general event planning.

In addition to these experiences, I also participated in a three week intensive leadership training with Sunrise Movement national. I participate in weekly meetings with the communications team and coordination team, and I co-facilitate the Green New Deal team meetings. I am responsible for drafting press releases and representing Sunrise Movement PDX to the press, and I have written multiple testimonies advocating for housing and transportation justice. I also assisted in the copywriting, editing and content management of our new website. I regularly photograph our actions and livestream them to social media. Since taking over our social media strategy, we have more than doubled our followers and likes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. This has led to an increase in engagement, member recruitment, media coverage, and donations. I am honored to be a part of such an incredible group of hardworking young people fighting for a livable future.

Here is a small sampling of my work with Sunrise Movement PDX.


Green New Deal Town Hall

In addition to media outreach, this is a sampling of the campaign that I designed, wrote copy for, and shared widely on social media:


 

Social Media Content + Strategy

Here is a sampling of the work I’ve done on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where we have more than doubled our followers and engagement:

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Testimony

I have written a number of testimonies for myself and other young speakers on behalf of Sunrise Movement PDX. We have been advocating for transportation justice at Metro’s regional transportation task force meetings, and speaking out in favor of Oregon house bill 2001, which would re-legalize “missing middle” housing such as duplexes and triplexes. Here are a few of the testimonies I’ve crafted, edited with the help of fellow organizers:

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