Climate activists ramp up pressure on Biden with protest outside Democratic headquarters

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Climate groups plan to camp in Washington DC in protest of Biden’s hires of key staff with connections to the oil and gas industry

Members of the Sunrise Movement inside Mitch McConnell’s office last February. ‘I’m here because people in my community don’t have jobs, are starving, and turning to opioids and dying,’ said Daisy, 17.
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Progressive climate activists plan to occupy the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC today in protest of Joe Biden’s early hires of key staff with connections to the oil and gas industry.
They hope to send the president-elect the message that they helped him win and expect him to follow through with his commitments for significant and justice-focused climate action, including as he makes decisions about his cabinet, which will have a substantial role in carrying out his plan.
The groups – which include the US Climate Action Network, the youth-led Sunrise Movement, the Climate Justice Alliance and the Indigenous Environmental Network – will camp overnight on the sidewalks around the building, despite chilly temperatures.
They will hold a rally this afternoon with …

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