While Texans raise concerns about the reliability of the state’s power grid, liberal billionaire George Soros is funding an organization that wants to make El Paso dependent on unreliable energy sources.

The group Sunrise El Paso is lobbying citizens to adopt a “climate charter” calling for the city to “use all available resources and authority” to limit its use of so called “fossil fuels.”

If voters amend the city charter by approving Proposition K in a May 6 election, the El Paso City Council must create a climate department and hire a climate director to determine the climate impact of city laws and “advance the cause of climate justice.” The city would also have to form a nine-member climate commission, which would oversee the implementation and enforcement of climate policy.

Sunrise El Paso is a self-described “radical” activist group that aims to “end the exploitation of the masses” by eliminating the use of fossil fuels. The group describes itself as “youth-led” and “Latinx-led.”

We’re building an army of ordinary young people to make the climate crisis an urgent priority across America and here in the El Paso area by ending the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics and elected leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people regardless of class, race, or economic status.


Sunrise El Paso is tied to a number of left-wing organizations.

One of them, the Fronterizx Fianza Fund, pays bail fees for illegal aliens detained in the United States. During the organization’s first year of operation, the Fianza Fund posted 54 bonds for illegal aliens, including several described as “LGBTQ+ Compañerxs.”

Another, the West Fund, “works to make abortions accessible to people in need” and promotes “abortion without borders.”

Familias Unidas del Chamizal, the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice, and the El Paso chapter of the American Federation of Teachers are also among Sunrise El Paso’s allies.


Sunrise El Paso is part of the National Sunrise Movement, whose supporters claim they “are the climate revolution.” Liberal billionaire George Soros’ political action committee Democracy PAC funds the National Sunrise Movement through the group’s Sunrise PAC.

The Sunrise PAC receives funding from a slew of other radical groups, including the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the Tides Foundation, the Grove Action Fund, the Wallace Global Fund, and the Rockefeller Family Fund.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund has been accused of funneling money to Democrat candidates and other liberal groups. In 2020 the Sixteen Thirty Fund received close to $390 million in donations, including almost $17 million from Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

The Tides Foundation and closely affiliated Tides Advocacy group operate in a similar manner and have also received funding from the OSF.

The Grove Action Fund provides grants to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

The Wallace Global Fund and the Rockefeller Family Fund routinely fund studies and groups working to eliminate the use of reliable energy.

El Paso’s citizens will vote on Proposition K on May 6, with early voting starting April 24.

Katy Marshall

Katy graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.