From Illinois Tech Magazine: The Sunrise Kid

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By Linsey Maughan

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At age 24, Brian Gómez (CECD ’18) is taking action on climate change with Sunrise Movement, a national nonprofit that has positioned itself among the strongest advocates for a Green New Deal. What is exceptional—aside from the rapid pace at which the organization has grown in just a couple of years—is that the people who are steering the movement are all under the age of 35, with a majority under age 30.

On the cusp of 24, Brian Gómez (CECD ’18) is taking action on climate change with Sunrise Movement, a national nonprofit that has positioned itself among the strongest advocates for a Green New Deal. What is exceptional—aside from the rapid pace at which the organization has grown in just a couple of years—is that the people who are steering the movement are all under the age of 35, with a majority under age 30.

“It’s really exciting,” says Gómez, finance and operations manager for Sunrise Movement. “It definitely has a startup sort of energy in that [so many] of these people are in their 20s and it’s growing really, really quickly.”

Read more on the Illinois Tech Magazine website.

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