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Sunrise Movement LA

Sunrise Movement LA

By Sunrise Movement L.A.

Guided by the principles of the Sunrise Movement, our podcast’s mission is to:

• Humanize the challenges and emotions we face from climate change

• Uplift voices and personal stories from our community not covered by mainstream media

• Connect the global impacts of climate change to its immediate local impacts

• Educate residents about the environmental movement’s historical contexts

• Inspire a positive and hopeful vision of the future we desire

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Political Engagement 101

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A Carbon Dividend: What does it (and doesn't it) do?
Carbon Dividends (also known as Carbon Fee & Dividend) are a rising tax on burning fossil fuels that is divided evenly and returned to every American as a monthly check. Many economists insist it's a key route to winding down emissions, especially in energy production. But the support of the fossil fuel industry raises the question: what's in it for them?  We spoke to Peter Marsters of the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy to hear the case in favor. Then we spoke to Food & Water Watch's Jim Walsh on what sort of alternatives oil and gas companies are hoping to undercut with a carbon dividend. Finally, Dr. Astrid Williams of Black Women for Wellness offers questions marginalized communities and their allies should ask when assessing legislation promising big economic changes.  Links to media referenced in the episode: Peter Marsters segment: A near-term to net zero alternative to the social cost of carbon for setting carbon prices [Nature Climate Change] www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0880-3 What You Need to Know About a Federal Carbon Tax in the United State [Columbia] www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/what-you-need-know-about-federal-carbon-tax-united-states Congressional Testimony of Noah Kaufman https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/file-uploads/Kaufman-Testimony_CGEP_Commentary_120319-2.pdf An Assessment of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act [Colombia] www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/report/assessment-energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act Columbia Energy Exchange podcast www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/podcast/columbia-energy-exchange Jim Walsh segment: The Oil Industry’s Carbon Tax Dream is a Climate Nightmare [F&WW] www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/oil-industrys-carbon-tax-dream-climate-nightmare Carbon Pricing: 5 Reasons It Won’t Work [F&WW] www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/carbon-pricing-5-reasons-it-wont-work Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s REMI Report  https://www.facebook.com/FoodWaterWatchCalifornia/ twitter.com/jimrwalsh Astrid Williams segment: Black Women for Wellness www.bwwla.org instagram.com/bw4wla twitter.com/BW4WLA STAND-LA Virtual Toxic Tour https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/1fbc4e863df841dd879cf63ceacc9dc7 Sisters@Eight:Whats The Deal on The Green New Deal www.facebook.com/BlackWomenForWellness/videos/sisterseightwhats-the-deal-on-the-green-new-deal/327260125486578/
54:25
May 28, 2021
Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État? (Interview with Sasha Abramsky, Journalist from The Nation)
Today we bring you a quick episode breaking down the possibility of a coup in next week's election. Journalist Sasha Abramasky from The Nation joins the show to break down his September cover story, "Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?"  -----  LINKS Choose Democracy  Count On Us Sunrise LA Podcast Instagram ----- Interview By Jeremy Steinberger Produced and Edited by Jeremy Steinberger 
14:23
October 30, 2020
Voting Down the Ballot
With just a few days left until the November 3rd election, make sure you’re checking out all the “down-ballot” races that could have a huge impact on your life locally. In today’s episode we learn about Los Angeles City Council and take a dive into Los Angeles city politics overall. Our first interview is with LA City Council candidate Nithya Raman, who’s running to be the representative of District 4. To learn more about Nithya and/or to volunteer in the final push of her campaign, check out her website: www.nithyaforthecity.com Ina Morton is a badass member of Sunrise Movement Los Angeles and People's Budget LA. To get involved with Sunrise Movement, email sunrisemovementlosangeles@gmail.com or contact us through social media @sunrisemvmtla. To learn more about the incredible work being done by People's Budget LA, how YOU can push Los Angeles to adopt participatory budgeting, and why you should vote YES on Measure J, check out https://peoplesbudgetla.com. Today’s episode was reported and created by Danielle Reynolds and Brahm Genzingler. Music for the episode was written and produced by Brahm Genzingler, who also served as the Editor for the episode. Our intro song was recorded by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm with contributions from several Sunrise LA members. The intro song was mixed and mastered by Brahm Genzingler. This episode was reviewed and approved by Khristina Rhead, Ari Tibi, Jeremy Steinberger, and Sara Sebahar. To contact Sunrise Movement LA Podcast team directly, email us at sunriselapodcast@gmail.com.
50:20
October 29, 2020
Political Engagement 101
In this episode, we explore three different ways of engaging in our political system: Voting, Engaging in Grassroots politics, and Reforming our voting systems. This is just the first of many episodes about political engagement. Check out the links below for supplemental materials.  Information on voting in California: Valerie Morishige's article in the VC Star Ballots go out October 5, so try to be registered to vote by September 30. You can still register to vote by mail until October 19, and if you vote in person you can register at the polls. Sign up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to track your ballot. Support Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for CA State Assembly, District 64: www.fatimaforassembly.com Center for Election Science - Aaron Hamlin: https://electionscience.org/ contact@electionscience.org This episode was reported by Jeremy Steinberger, Khristina Rhead and Justin Chow, and assembled by Danielle Reynolds and Jeremy Steinberger.  The editors for this episode were Jeremy Steinberger and Sara Sebahar. Musical score, final sound editing, and mixing were completed by Jeremy Steinberger.  Thanks go out to all those listed above, as well as Ari Tibi and Brahm Genzingler for their contributions in shaping this episode. We are deeply grateful to our guests for interviewing for this episode, and especially grateful to Fatima for stepping up to the plate to run for office.  Our theme song was recorded by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm with contributions from several members of Sunrise LA, and it was mixed and mastered by Brahm Genzlinger. Follow Sunrise LA on Instagram @sunrisemvmtla  Follow Sunrise LA Podcast on Instagram @sunrisela_podcast Contact us anytime at sunriselapodcast@gmail.com
59:37
September 26, 2020
Climate Justice is: Racial Justice
Thanks for tuning in to the second episode of the Sunrise Movement LA Podcast! As mentioned in the episode, here are all the links you’ll need to take tangible action in the movement.  ----------------- Black Lives Matter Los Angeles:  https://www.blmla.org  IG @blmlosangeles  FB/Twitter @blmla  ACTION ITEM - Defund the Police: https://peoplesbudgetla.com/toolkit  ACTION ITEM - Read up on Black LA Demands: https://www.blmla.org/newsfeed/2020/4/16/black-los-angeles-demands-in-light-of-covid-19-and-rates-of-black-death  Donate to Los Angeles Action Bail Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wp4bl  Find my local BLM chapter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapters/  -------------------- Intersectional Environmentalism: https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com  IG @intersectionalenvironmentalist @greengirlleah @climatediva  ACTION ITEM - learn more about Bill AB345 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nFINL_X3hWarOqHWoVbcHYEUDMFpxDFa1qsXG9kjaDE/mobilebasic  ACTION ITEM - Sign STAND LA’s petition to stop neighborhood drilling https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/protect-la-countys-residents-health-and-safety  Find your CA state senator here http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov -------------------- Sunrise Movement Los Angeles https://www.sunrisemovementla.org Find your local Sunrise Hub here https://www.sunrisemovement.org/hubs -------------------- Sources/Additional Information: George Floyd’s murder: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52861726 Nonviolent Protests: https://time.com/5849679/history-protest-debate/ Jackie Lacey: https://www.blmla.org/jackie-lacey-must-go LA City Budget: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-city-council-votes-to-slash-lapd-budget-by-150-million/#:~:text=The%20entire%202020%2D2021%20budget,the%202019%2D2020%20proposed%20budget. Defunding the Police: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/11/875311086/defunding-the-police-what-would-it-mean-for-the-u-s Black Lives Matter Movement: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/03/us/george-floyd-protests-crowd-size.html Mutual Aid: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/y3mkjv/what-is-mutual-aid-and-how-can-it-help-with-coronavirus John Muir’s Racist Past: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sierra-club-grapples-founder-john-muirs-racism-180975404/  Why Every Environmentalist Should be Anti-Racist: https://www.vogue.com/article/why-every-environmentalist-should-be-anti-racist To learn more about environmental and racism and how organizing can help combat it, check out the National Urban League’s podcast For the Movement and their episode “Environmental Racism: It’s a Thing”  -------------------------- This episode was reported by Khristina Rhead and Suzie Hicks, with major contributions from Justin Chow, Brahm Genzlinger, Sarah Goldzweig, John Miller, Danielle Reynolds, Sara Sebahar, Jeremy Steinberger, and Ari Tibi. Thanks go out to the many Sunrisers who shared their stories for this episode as well. Our Sound Editors for this episode were Brahm Genzlinger, Jeremy Steinberger, Sara Sebahar, and John Miller. Our theme song was recorded by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm with contributions from several members of Sunrise LA, and it was mixed and mastered by Brahm Genzlinger. This episode’s musical score was by Brahm Genzlinger and John Miller. We owe some deep gratitude for the presence, experiences and insights of our guests Megan Castillo, Yaslynn Rivera (IG @yaslynnrivera), Summer Dean, and Leah Thomas. We also want to thank everyone who contributed audio from protests and that recounted stories from the ground during some of the inciting moments of this movement. See you next time.
01:11:38
August 8, 2020
Climate Justice is: Health Justice
Thanks for tuning in to the premier episode of the Sunrise Movement LA Podcast! As promised, here are all the links you’ve ever dreamed of: ------------------------------------------------------- Black Lives Matter Los Angeles: https://www.blmla.org IG @blmlosangeles FB/Twitter @blmla ACTION ITEM - Defund the Police: https://peoplesbudgetla.com/toolkit ACTION ITEM - Read up on Black LA Demands: https://www.blmla.org/newsfeed/2020/4/16/black-los-angeles-demands-in-light-of-covid-19-and-rates-of-black-death Donate to Los Angeles Action Bail Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wp4bl Find my local BLM chapter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapters/ ------------------------------------------------------- Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California: https://www.pwcsc.org Donate to support COVID-19 relief for domestic workers in LA: https://pwcsc.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=9 Donate to the National Domestic Workers Alliance Care Fund: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/coronavirus-care-fund?refcode=covidfundwebpage ACTION ITEM - Sign the petition to support the Federal Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: https://www.domesticworkers.org/national-bill-rights-domestic-workers ACTION ITEM - Call your CA state senator and urge them to support SB 1257: Template of what to say can be found here https://www.cwlc.org/2020/03/senate-bill-1257-durazo/ Find your CA state senator here http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov ------------------------------------------------------- Sunrise Movement Los Angeles https://www.sunrisemovementla.org Find your local Sunrise Hub here https://www.sunrisemovement.org/hubs ------------------------------------------------------- For a deeper dive into what you heard on today’s episode, we recommend checking out the Intersectionality Matters Podcast with Kimberle Crenshaw. They do a whole series on how COVID-19 has exposed racial inequity in our society. This episode was reported by Sarah Goldzweig and Danielle Reynolds, with major contributions from Justin Chow, Brahm Genzlinger, Suzie Hicks, Khristina Rhead, and Jeremy Steinberger. Thanks go out to the many Sunrisers who shared their stories for this episode as well. Our Sound Editors for this episode were Brahm Genzlinger and Jeremy Steinberger. Our theme song was recorded by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm with contributions from several members of Sunrise LA, and it was mixed and mastered by Brahm Genzlinger. This episode’s musical score was by Brahm Genzlinger. We are grateful for the contributions of our special guests, Dr. Caroline Goldzweig and Aquilina Soriano-Versoza.
48:35
June 9, 2020