My name is Rogelio, and I’m part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Sunrise hub. I wanted to share with you a story about something that happened to me recently.
The other night, a friend called and asked me if I wanted to join him to march 400 miles — all the way from New Orleans to Houston — to highlight the need for bold climate action in the Gulf South.
At first, I laughed and thanked him for the invite. But when I woke up the next morning, still exhausted from work the night before, I started to think about my generation. We’re burnt out from years of working low-wage jobs. For those of us in school, it often feels like we’re acquiring more anxiety than knowledge; more student debt than opportunities.
And in the end, what does any of this mean if the future of our planet is uncertain?
At that moment, I made a choice to recommit to this movement. I called him back and signed up for the Generation on Fire march.
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to push for the bold change that our communities need. That’s why, over the next few months, we’re scaling up our efforts to push Biden and Congress for a Green New Deal and a Civilian Climate Corps. Because the climate crisis — and my people impacted by it — just can’t wait.
If you’ve been on one of our Zoom calls or signed a petition and want to take the next step in your organizing journey, Rays is the place for you. You’ll write letters, make posters, amplify stories of those on the front lines of this crisis, and more.