Sunrise Movement organizer: Sanders, Warren boast strongest climate change plans

An organizer for the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate group, on Tuesday praised 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (I-Vt.) for their robust plans addressing climate change.

“Sunrise hasn’t endorsed any one candidate yet,” Claire Tacherra-Morrison, said in an appearance on Hill.TV, referring to the crowded 2020 Democratic field. “We know that we need to push all of them to center the Green New Deal in everything that they do because that’s how we’re going to get good jobs for people across this country.”

“But, right now, Bernie and Warren have put out the strongest plans we've seen so far,” she added.

Tacherra-Morrison didn’t specify what made either plan notable, but both Warren and Sanders have long sought to position themselves as some of the most aggressive candidates on the issue. The two White House hopefuls were early supporters of the Green New Deal put forth by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOvernight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications MORE (D-Mass.).

They are also among the candidates who have vowed to make the issue a top priority upon taking office.

Sanders in August unveiled a $16 trillion climate change plan that would make climate change a national emergency and shift the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Warren, meanwhile, has taken a multi-pronged approach, introducing several climate change plans over the course of her campaign.

In September, Warren announced that she was adopting a proposal put forth by former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeOur government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far 2019's political winners and losers — on both sides of the aisle MORE (D), which calls for the U.S. to achieve 100 percent clean energy within the next 10 years.

The Massachusetts senator’s most recent proposal, which was released earlier this month, aims to invest at least $1 trillion on low-income communities at the frontlines of environmental hazards.

— Tess Bonn