For Immediate Release
Women’s Rights and Climate Activists to Host Briefing on A Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal
WASHINGTON - A broad coalition of climate justice and women’s rights activists will host a Congressional briefing on A Feminist Agenda for the Green New Deal on September 27, 2019 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Capitol Building, Room H-122.
- Bridget Burns, Director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).
- Diana Duarte, Director of Policy and Communications at MADRE.
- Jacqui Patterson, Sr. Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
- Maria Luisa Mendonça, Co-Director of Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos (Network for Social Justice and Human Rights) in Brazil.
- Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN).
- Tara Houska, Couchiching First Nations Ojibwe, a tribal attorney, founder of grassroots frontlines collective Ginew, co-founder of Not Your Mascots, and former Native advisor to Bernie Sanders.
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