Will Lawrence

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Template:TOCnestleft Will Lawrence is an organizer and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement. He was raised in Michigan and now lives in Philadelphia. He has been a member of the youth climate movement since 2008, and in 2010 co-founded the first fossil fuel divestment campaign at Swarthmore College. He is a co-founder and former Development Director of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network. [1]

Raised in East Lansing, MI, where he now lives. The Great Lakes were an important part of his childhood and helped draw him to environmental advocacy. In college, he was fortunate to work with incredible people resisting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, who help him see the connections between racism, climate change, economic inequality. Besides Maypop, he has worked with Momentum, the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, and the US-Africa Network as a fundraiser and organizer. He is currently a volunteer with Sunrise, a new movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs by ending the political influence of billionaire fossil fuel executives.[2]

Partner of Dinah Dewald.



Will Lawrence was a member of the Maypop Collective.

Momentum former team members

Former Momentum team members include;

Momentum trainers

Momentum trainers, as of April 2, 2018 included Will Lawrence;[4]

Sunrise Fellows, 2018

Sunrise Movement June 12 2018:

We did it! We just wrapped a powerful, inspiring week together with seventy new #SunriseSemester2018 fellows. We shared stories, learned the skills and craft of organizing, and built relationships that will serve us for years to come. Now, fellows are off to Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Minnesota to build the youth army in 2018.


We're still working to make sure each one of these incredible humans can go all-in on the elections through November. Can you pitch in? http://bit.ly/f-make-the-sunrise — with Howie Stanger, Sam Quigley, Drew Magnolia Arnum, Emerson Michael Skufca, Cormac Martinez del Rio, Gabby Chihiro, Dyanna Jaye, Jillian Hanson, Sara Blazevic, Stephen O'Hanlon, Cody Purchase, Cody Jay Purchase, Olivia Freiwald, Jeremy Ornstein, Nicholas Jansen, Felton Pierre, Jerrica Jackman, Madison Daisy, September Sky Porras, Izzi Graj, Nicole Catania, Lauren Maunus, Miles Goodrich, Victoria Fernandez, Phillip Brown, Marian Michaels, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jordan Mudd, Christian Huerta, Claire Morrison, Renata Leighton, Will Lawrence, Raven Geiger, Arjun Jayaraman, Vanessa Harris, Sam Taylor, Varshini Prakash, Gunther Melander, Erin Bridges, Haley Maurice, Aru Shiney-Ajay, Christian Galo, Marcela Mulholland, Emily Grace LaShelle, Sophia Elan Zaia, Emma Walker, Evan Weber and Brian Stilwell.

Maypop Collective

Maypop Collective members May 2014.


Will Lawrence, Zein Nakhoda, Dinah Dewald, Alexa Ross, Hannah Jones, Sachie Hopkins Hayakawa.