Joanna Zhu

Fellow, Sunrise Movement

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Joanna Zhu (she/her) grew up in suburban Pennsylvania but found her roots in Massachusetts, where she attended college. She got her start in organizing as a student at UMass Amherst, where she fought to make higher education more affordable and accessible, especially for students of color and non-traditional students. Her background in this work led her to join Sunrise Movement’s Fellowship program. Joanna is currently a Fellow within Sunrise’s Political Department and based in D.C.

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Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda marched on Capitol Hill in her last “Fire Drill Friday” protest, though she said on the event’s Twitter account that it won’t be her last climate change rally — just the last one in Washington “for a while.” The “Fire Drill Friday” protests — a weekly event organized by scientists, […]

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