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Climate Parents

Climate Parents is a national, grassroots organization dedicated to organizing national and local campaigns to reduce carbon pollution, scale up clean energy and protect our kids and communities from climate impacts.

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Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is an organization of low-income people, predominantly women with experience on welfare, working to build power in New York City and State to improve the lives of our families and communities. We are working to accomplish this through a multi-pronged strategy, including public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, training low-income people about their rights, political education, civic engagement and direct-action issue campaigns. We are currently working on welfare reform, job creation, public housing and other economic justice issues that affect low-income people, particularly low-income women of color.

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115 East 106th Street 3rd Fl.
NY 10029 New York
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Corporate Accountability International

  • We protect human rights, public health, and the environment from corporate abuse around the world. http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/
  • Company Overview
    Since 1977, Corporate Accountability International (formerly Infact) has waged -- and won -- campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous actions by corporate giants.  

    From bringing about significant reforms in the life-threatening marketing of infant formula in economically poor countries to pushing G.E. out of nuclear weapons-making to being a major contributing factor in the adoption of the world's first corporate accountability treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, our work has influenced the way corporations are held accountable for the last 30 years.

    Today our mission is more urgent than ever. Corporate Accountability International is challenging global food corporations as people around the world face sickness, hunger and malnutrition. And we're confronting corporations like Coca-Cola, Veolia, and Suez for their aggressive attempts to turn water from a basic human right into an unaffordable luxury contributing to a crisis that could leave two-thirds of the world's population without enough access to water. We're working on other campaigns, as well, including continuing to take on the tobacco industry around the world.

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10 Milk Street Suite 610
MA 02108 Boston
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Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

  • Development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor.
  • Company Overview
    A major goal of the Center has been the development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor. The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) has become a powerful resource of Environmental Justice Education and Training. A major aim of the Center has been the development of curricula that are culturally sensitive and tailored to the educational and training needs of the community. Over the years, the Center has made great strides in the accomplishment of these goals. We have observed the incredible metamorphosis of local grassroots community residents into national and international leaders, advocates, and spokespersons for environmental justice.
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2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans
7012 Louisiana
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Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

  • DWEJ is a Detroit-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the environmental and economic health of our community.
  • Company Overview
    We envision Detroit as a vibrant urban center where all can thrive in social, economic and environmental health 
  • Long Description
    Since 1994, DWEJ has been a voice for environmental justice in Michigan. Historically, low-income populations and communities of color have suffered disproportionately from environmental pollution. Therefore, DWEJ is dedicated to empowering urban residents to take a meaningful role in the decision-making processes that impact their communities. 
  • General Information
    We aim to foster sustainable communities by:
    Reducing health hazards
    Encouraging sustainable development 
    Influencing economic vitality 
  • Mission
    DWEJ works with communities to create cleaner, healthier and safer neighborhoods.
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4750 Woodward Ave Suite 415
MI 48201 Detroit
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ecoAmerica

ecoAmerica starts with people to genuinely understand and address Americans’ core concerns and how they relate to climate and sustainability. We seek greater effectiveness in the way we engage with people, always with the goal of growing the base of support. Our vision is of a coalition of the whole. As Americans, we can join across our differences to solve the biggest problem that affects us all: climate change.
 

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1730 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 200
20036 Washington DC
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Elders Climate Action

Who: ELDERS CLIMATE ACTION is working to raise the consciousness and mobilize the nation’s elders about this critical issue of climate change.
Why: The voice of the elders is desperately needed. Elders traditionally have been leaders throughout human history in focusing attention on the needs of future generations. Today, short-sighted policies are threatening the generations of our grandchildren and beyond, and the voices of our growing elder population are essential.

What: The immediate goal is to bring elders from across the United States to Washington, DC on September 10th, 2015 to deliver a message to our nation’s leaders: a call to put aside partisanship and enact energy policies that will slash greenhouse gas emissions and stop the progression of climate change while there is still time to restore a livable planet for future generations.

Our national policy agenda is to advocate for:
• Carbon fee and dividend legislation, to reduce use of fossil fuels by building the costs to the environment into the price while returning all proceeds evenly to American taxpayers via a monthly dividend.

Full implementation of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the single largest source - coal fired power plants.

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Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

About the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is the leading law school center focused on climate change and other critical environmental issues. Founded in 2008 with a generous gift from Dan A. Emmett and his family, the Institute works across disciplines to develop and promote research and policy tools useful to decision makers locally, statewide, nationally and beyond. Our Institute serves as a premier source of environmental legal scholarship, nonpartisan expertise, policy analysis and training. 

The Emmett Institute houses UCLA Law’s leading environmental programs, including the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, a vital training ground for environmental lawyering. The Institute also works hand in hand with the UCLA Sustainable Technology & Policy Program, a collaboration between UCLA Law and the UCLA School of Public Health. 

Environmental law students at UCLA Law study a diverse curriculum, collaborate with celebrated faculty members and develop skills in effective advocacy. The Wells Clinic affords students the opportunity to work closely with nonprofit and government partners tackling the most important environmental issues in California and beyond. Future environmental law leaders also help drive the national conversation through contributions to the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, events and other activities of the Environmental Law Society, and participation in numerous high-level internships.

The Institute provides policy-relevant research on issues relating to international, national and local environmental law and policy. Taking advantage of its home at one of California's top law schools, the Institute has particular expertise in the cutting-edge steps taken by California to lead the way toward meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Lawmakers, the broader legal community, business leaders, academics and the media rely on the Institute as a trusted resource to analyze and answer questions about policy and law issues relating to climate change and other environmental challenges.

 
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385 Charles E. Young Drive East 1242 Law Building
California 90095 Los Angeles
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network

The Divestment Student Network is building a powerful, multiracial student movement that aims to stigmatize the fossil fuel industry and create popular support for a just transition. The DSN trains, mentors, and coordinates students running nonviolent direct action campaigns for divestment and reinvestment, supporting them to become lifelong organizers.

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Franciscan Action Network

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Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.

We are a grassroots organization amplifying the justice efforts of Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people around the country. Join our growing movement that endures from St. Francis of Assisi and his call for compassion for the poor and for creation over 800 years ago.

History and Creation of FAN:

The original idea for FAN came as a result of a challenge by Franciscans International (FI) and the representatives of each of the different branches of the Franciscan family. Located in Rome, this entity is referred to as the “Roman 6.” FI and the Roman 6 felt that a great deal of the work they did at the UN and in Rome was affected by what happened in the United States. They called for all of the different branches of the Franciscan families to come together and present a unified Franciscan voice in Washington DC. One of the early leaders was Sister Margaret Mary Kimmins, an Allegany Franciscan sister, Margaret Mary had served on the board of Franciscans International and she also worked as director of faith outreach at Bread for the World. She had a unique perspective on the connection between what happens in Washington and what happens at the UN. Margaret Mary along with Russ Testa, who was the JPIC director for the Holy Name Province of the OFM, Brother Tino Arias, OFM Capuchin from the Province of St. Mary’s, and Tom Bello the National Minister of the Secular Franciscans formed a steering committee.

In the fall of 2007, there was a gathering in Baltimore of approximately 150 Franciscans of every different stripe from across the country, including leaders from all three orders as well as leaders from the Anglican Franciscans and the Ecumenical Franciscans. As a result of this retreat, there emerged the hope for a new collective identity, one that would be responsive to today’s social crises. At this gathering FAN was created. Built to “faithfully represent our steering committee, our Franciscan institutional members and our many new individual members—both religious and secular—in one way: the propagation of a restorative course of action for our culture through intelligent advocacy. This civic action we call advocacy is rooted in the spiritual strength of an eight hundred year old faith tradition that obligates us.” The years 2008-2009 were primarily used to organize FAN.  An advisory/action committee was created with representatives from all branches of the Franciscan family and all geographic regions. Bylaws and Articles of incorporation were written, a board of directors was established and FAN received its 501 (C) (3) status.  Russ served as intern director until a permanent director could be hired. Father Larry Janezic was hired in 2009. In 2010, Patrick Carolan came on board as the executive director and still holds that position.  Margaret Mary served as the first president of the board until 2013 when she stepped down and was replaced by fellow Allegany Franciscan Sister Margaret Magee.

Since the early days, FAN has grown into a well-established organization in Washington, DC. Recognized as a lead organization on several issues, FAN has expanded our staff to include directors of advocacy and campaigns as well as retaining an office manager and communications coordinator. Membership has expanded to 50 member institutions which enabled us to develop programs such as the Franciscan Earth Corps, a young adult initiative built to ensure the future of advocacy and the organization. Along with various grants and other outside funding, we continue to build our advocacy efforts within our core issues as established at our founding. By partnering with other organizations, we have become a dependable Franciscan voice for justice both in D.C. and beyond.

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PO BOX 29106
D.C. 20017 Washington, D.C.
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